The institution shuttered in advance of an action planned for the 33rd anniversary of its infamous art heist.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Problematic Allure of Titian’s Poesie Paintings
Titian’s paintings are masterpieces, with all the complications of the term.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Heist Gets the Netflix Treatment
The miniseries This Is a Robbery is at its best when working through the stranger details of the infamous, still-unsolved crime.
In an Unusual Crime, Someone Threw a Stolen Painting Into the Gardner Museum
The Boston museum, the site of one of history’s most notorious unsolved art crimes, now finds itself indirectly connected to another.
The Most Valuable Stolen Artworks Across Time
On the anniversary of the Gardner Museum heist, learn more about the 10 most expensive missing artworks.
Botticelli Through a Graphic Novelist’s Eye
For Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes, the painter, cartoonist, and graphic novelist Karl Stevens was called in to provide interpretive drawings of the Renaissance master’s paintings.
Textile Artists Weave 21st-Century Stories
A new exhibit showcases contemporary takes on the millennia-old art of textile-making, from El Anatsui’s shimmering bottle-cap tapestries to Nevet Yitzhak’s renditions of Afghan war rugs.
Gardner Museum Doubles Reward to $10M for Return of Art Stolen in 1990
The museum’s board of trustees hopes the sum will lead to the return of the 13 works stolen in 1990, which are collectively valued at over $500 million.
Beyond Gorgeous: Illuminated Manuscripts from Boston Collections
For viewers accustomed to looking at paintings on canvas and panel, manuscripts are a different beast.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: Thieves steal Lichtenstein from Simpsons co-creator’s foundation, seller sues for money from van Gogh auction, and drug-buying art robot is set free.