Gardner museum courtyard

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Boston, Massachusetts

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston houses an art collection of world importance, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts. True to the ambitions and risk-taking spirit of its founder, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum seeks to engage visitors in deeply transformative experiences through art. An ArtsAmplified grant of $900,000 will support the museum as it re-envisions its curatorial practice for exhibitions, programs, and artistic partnerships. During the initiative, the museum will create programming that reaches broader audiences, addresses contemporary issues, underscores the relevance of historic art, and catalyzes the creation of new work. It will also expand its capacity for data collection and analysis to measure success and inform future decision-making.

“We’re at a moment of great possibility. We’re seeking to learn and to build community with audiences, colleagues, and other institutions. We want to be part of a cultural ecosystem that truly serves its public.” –Peggy Fogelman, Norma Jean Calderwood Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum