Gardner Museum Expansion

Coverage of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s expansion project

Boston’s Gardner Museum Is Offering Free Admission Thursday

February 26, 2015
Plants in the Dorothy Hundley Magee Greenhouse (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In an effort to lift Boston’s snow-weary spirits the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is offering free admission all-day Thursday, Sept. 26.

‘Love, Trust And Respect’ Help Conductor-Less Boston ‘Criers’ Get To The Grammys

February 06, 2015
A Far Cry at the Arboretum in Jamaica Plain. (Courtesy Yoon S. Byun)

The group A Far Cry — a unique, classical string ensemble based in Jamaica Plain — is up for a Grammy Award.

FBI Says It Has Sources With Sightings Of Artwork Stolen From Gardner Museum

May 22, 2014
In this March 11, 2010 photo, the empty frame, center, from which thieves cut Rembrandt's "Storm on the Sea of Galilee" remains on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

In a broadcast interview, FBI Special Agent Geoff Kelly did not say the FBI has seen the artwork.

Why Remember The Forgotten Artist Anders Zorn?

March 12, 2013
Detail of the second version of Anders Zorn's 1892 Paris bus painting, "Omnibus II." (Courtesy Gardner Museum)

A Gardner Museum show makes the case for this 19th century peer of John Singer Sargent.

New Gardner Museum Expansion Opens To The Public

January 19, 2012
Evening exterior view of the new Evans Way Park entrance of the new wing of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Courtesy Nic Lehoux/Renzo Piano Building Workshop)

As the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opens to the public today, we tour the modern features added to the historic palace.

Gardner Museum Has New Digs For Artists-In-Residence

January 19, 2012
LA-based photographer Luisa Lambri in an apartment for artists (Andrea Shea/WBUR)

The new wing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has many new spaces. And on the building’s second floor, there are two chic apartments — especially for artists.

Time-Shifts And Discoveries At The Gardner Museum

January 13, 2012
A statue of an angel wrapped in plastic sheeting in the new conservation laboratory at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (Photo: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The new wing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opens next week, and was created to carry the institution into the future. But Gardner’s historic Venetian palace has been experiencing something of a “time shift” back to the way things used to be.

Architect Piano Unveils ‘New’ Gardner Museum

January 11, 2012
Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, on Wednesday (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Italian architect Renzo Piano helped unveil the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s new wing to members of the media Wednesday morning.

As Part Of Expansion, Gardner Museum Gets A New Greenhouse

January 11, 2012
Stan Kozak, head of  the horticultural department at the Gardner Museum (Andrea Shea/WBUR)

The new building, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, features a cutting-edge concert hall, a much bigger café and gift shop. It also features a brand new greenhouse, to the joy of the museum’s chief horticulturalist.

Down To The Wire As ‘New’ Gardner Museum Readies To Open

January 06, 2012
Final preparations are made in the Isabella Stewart Gardner's Tapestry Room. At right is Valentine Talland, the room's objects conservator. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In less than two weeks the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will unveil its decade-long, $180 million extension project.

Gardner Museum's Concert Hall Finds Its Voice

November 10, 2011
(Andrea Shea/WBUR)

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is kicking into high gear now that the January opening of its new $180 million expansion is on the horizon. A state-of-the art performance hall is a big part of the upgrade.

Gardner Undergoes Both Preservation, Expansion

January 31, 2011
The Tapestry Room in the existing Gardner Museum, being restored (Andrea Shea/WBUR)

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is in the middle of an ambitious $180 million upgrade. But because its namesake left explicit instructions that nothing be altered after her death, the changes underway have raised some questions. We get some answers — and a progress report.

Isabella Gardner Museum Unveils New Design

January 21, 2010
Rendering from Evans Way Park, 2010, from the site plan of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop)

As if the $118 million price tag isn’t enough to convince one that the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is serious about its expansion project, rock star architect Renzo Piano flew in from Italy to attend Thursday’s unveiling of the design plans.

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