Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses isabella stewart gardner museum expansion. Visitors from the world over are inspired in an ongoing manner by the museum’s permanent collection, and by the various measures employed to enrich the collection. These include “contemporary and historic special exhibitions, America’s oldest museum concert series, lectures, special performances and events, an artist-in-residence program, and innovative school and community partnerships” (ISGM 2).
Isabella Stewart Gardner, the American art collector from New York City lived in Boston after her marriage to the financier Jack Gardner. She became well known for her flamboyant social affairs, making her home the center for assemblies of painters, literary folk, musicians, and other celebrities. One of the earliest art collectors, her lifelong interest in art prompted her to sponsor various contemporary artists and the young art connoisseur Bernard Berenson who was her adviser on the collecting of many works and acted as her European agent. Gardner’s husband also assisted her (Duncan 79).
Fenway Court was built in the Venetian style as a Renaissance palace from pieces such as medieval columns, fireplaces, and ironwork brought back from Europe, and Gardner directed much of its construction. The building was completed in 1902 to house the valuable collection. Isabella Stewart Gardner, later as widow and heiress had both ambition and sufficient money to take the lead among art museum creators. . .