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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Art Museum
Medical Center Area, Boston
  • BU Today
    "third Thursday of each month"(6 Tips)
    Sean B.
    "check out the progress on the Museum's new wing!"(5 Tips)
    Suzanne W.
    "empty frames of the stolen art."(3 Tips)
    Maria R.
    "One of the best museums in Boston!"(2 Tips)
131 Tips and reviews
  • museums
  • third thursday
  • new wing
  • architecture
  • gardens
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  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa Borges2 weeks ago
    Would have never guessed it from the outside but it's so interesting and cool inside! There are a lot of nice things to see. Beautiful courtyard. Surprisingly!
  • Constantin W.
    Constantin W2 weeks ago
    Try to come here, if you are in Boston, It is a Rush!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BergusAugust 21
    The new wing is an improvement on the old house. Each third Thursday of the month is a cool themed evening that attracts a fair number of well-dressed people.
  • Drew B.
    Drew BoydAugust 2
    Such a beautiful collection. The way it is displayed is also amazing.
  • Andrew L.
    The integration of the new building with the old is well done. The atrium of the old building remains a highlight of all Boston.
  • Lucie B.
    A must see! Simply beautiful.
  • Johnny N.
    One of the best galleries I've been to!
  • Sam R.
    Sam ReynardApril 10
    $2 off if you're wearing Sox apparel
  • Michael "Bass Man" M.
    Stunning to see one person's vision preserved
  • Emily B.
    Emily BaerFebruary 20
    Come here for the Third Thursday events, the galleries and the gardens at night are beautiful. The permanent collection is stunning, and so telling of such a famous Bostonian woman.
  • anna s.
    anna simmonsJanuary 22
    take the time and sketch in the garden, they will give you paper and pencils!
  • Maciej W.
    Maciej WalkoszJanuary 21
    Beautiful place to spend the afternoon, you can spend anywhere from and hour to the whole day here.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8
    Magnificent Venetian style palazzo. Filled with an exquisite art collection.
  • Elena P.
    Very atypical place for the United States
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurNovember 23, 2015
    The most romantic place in Boston. Gorgeous year round.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonNovember 20, 2015
    Slightly quirky museum, Third Thursdays have drinks and a DJ around the stunning courtyard.
  • Tom L.
    Tom LittrellOctober 10, 2015
    So. Much. Jesus.
  • Ting
    TingOctober 8, 2015
    An unique museum whereby the collector's personality shines strongly through her creative installation of the art she collects. New extension by Renzo Piano is sensitive to original palazzo.Thumbs up!
  • chen p.
    chen peiOctober 4, 2015
    A must see place in Boston.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica McIntireAugust 6, 2015
    The courtyard is breathtaking in the middle of the city. The design of this museum is unique and it should not be missed if you're in Boston!
  • Liz I.
    Liz IgnowskiJuly 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    best museum in Boston!
  • Cristina R.
    Cristina RuizJuly 19, 2015
    You can take photos of the courtyard on the first level
  • Emma Q.
    Emma QueryJuly 2, 2015
    The admission price is $5 for students! Amazing architecture and inspiring gardens compliment a vast collection of art. Take the time to visit this museum, you won't be sorry.
  • A S.
    A SJune 13, 2015
    The courtyard.. it's beautiful
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanApril 17, 2015
    Third Thursdays are kinda yuppie, but have a really cool vibe to them, especially in good weather.
  • David M.
    David MaMarch 30, 2015
    Get in early to avoid the crowds, and don't be afraid to ask the staff about the art! They're always happy to talk about it!
  • Vaughn A.
    Vaughn AllenMarch 29, 2015
    Wonderful place to spend a couple hours
  • Eric P.
    Eric PowellJanuary 20, 2015
    Been coming here for 20+ years. New construction really shows off the home. You do miss out on walking in the main entrance like it used to be though.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJanuary 15, 2015
    The Isabella Stewart Gardner museum is a treasure trove of unique art and priceless collections. Be sure to locate the empty frame where a painting was stolen and never recovered.
  • cartoonztnz w.
    cartoonztnz wangsrimongkolNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful inside out
  • Zara F.
    Zara FarrarOctober 25, 2014
    Such a peaceful museum. I would happily spend hours reading or sketching in the courtyard. You can't take pictures and there's so much to see. The modern wing has a reading room filled with books.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaOctober 15, 2014
    One of the most beautiful spots in Boston. No photos allowed!
  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerOctober 9, 2014
    100 years later and the Gardner museum is timelessly perfect. Venetian palazzo style architecture with a sunny atrium over a refreshing courtyard, it's no wonder why people come again and again.
  • Laurel B.
    Laurel BarrettOctober 7, 2014
    pretty but after I get there we are told no cameras. Talk about lame. The courtyard is pretty enough to get married. I guess the flowers will melt if you take their picture.
  • Suzanne W.
    Suzanne WenzOctober 6, 2014
    Always get a little chill when I look at the empty frames of the stolen art.
  • Gwen C.
    Gwen CummingsSeptember 8, 2014
    No pictures allowed inside so keep your cameras at home
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin StandeferSeptember 6, 2014
    Lucy's sister recommends
  • Raphael Armand
    Raphael ArmandSeptember 4, 2014
    Gorgeous museum! It's definitely a have to go place!
  • Maria R.
    Maria ReynaSeptember 1, 2014
    One of the best museums in Boston! 15$, totally worth it!
  • Raphael Armand
    Raphael ArmandAugust 24, 2014
    You have to go! Is amazing!
  • Shreya C.
    Shreya ChaudhariAugust 19, 2014
    Nice place to walk around, free admission if your name is Isabella or if you are part of the Fenway schools. The courtyard is very pretty however they do not allow you to take pictures there
  • Risla L.
    Risla LopesAugust 19, 2014
    It's such a pity that they don't allow photo... The museum is amazing and beautiful. You can feel the history behind every art piece.
  • Sifan X.
    Sifan XuJuly 7, 2014
    This is a must - see in Boston. This museum is fantastic. It's unique and very exploratory since Gardener arranged all her collections in a unique and imaginary way. It's full of wonder and surprise!
  • Anne H.
    Anne HApril 19, 2014
    Just leave your phone home. So beautiful.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HMarch 23, 2014
    Read about the largest ever property theft in US history here 24 yrs ago; >$500m of art including 3 Rembrandts stolen, as of 3/22/14 case remains unsolved. $5m for info leading to recovery..
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 26, 2014
    After you’ve basked in the year-round sunlight of the flower-filled courtyard, take your time in relishing the museum’s 2,500 paintings, sculptures, textiles, and furniture pieces.
  • boonlalala
    boonlalalaJanuary 22, 2014
    you will get the free entrance ($5 though) if you come on your bday. I did! plus no camera allowed
  • Amy V.
    Amy ValentinoJanuary 19, 2014
    Discount if you're wearing Red Sox gear
  • George H.
    George HindsJanuary 17, 2014
    Check out Third Thursdays...special activities, DJ and live music every 3rd Thurs. evening of the month. Great fun and a good value!
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJanuary 16, 2014
    On the third Thursday of each month, the Gardner hosts a program built around a single theme featuring music, games, lectures, & refreshments. Tickets are normally $15 but are free for BU students! Read more
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