LIFE, DEATH AND REVELRY

The Farnese Sarcophagus—with its glorious images of cavorting satyrs and maenads—is one of the most important works of art in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The exhibition and accompanying catalog trace the object's journey over two millennia from ancient Rome to contemporary Boston, exploring the many ways in which it has inspired generations of artists, collectors, conservators, and viewers since its rediscovery in the early modern era.

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MASTERWORK SPOTLIGHTS

We have isolated some of the most compelling sections from masterworks in the Gardner collection. These details can stand on their own or be grouped together for a stunning contemporary and abstract effect.

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MUSIC AND DANCE

Isabella Stewart Gardner’s passion for Music and Dance is reflected in many of the artworks on view in the museum. Works by Degas, Sargent, Kronberg, Vermeer and others feature references to the importance of performing arts at the Gardner.

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COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS