Explore the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Near Westwood

If you’re interested in immersing yourself in fascinating works of art, we’ve got you covered. Westwood Glen Commons is by some of the area’s top museums. For example, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum near Westwood, probably best known for its 1990 heist, houses many impressive pieces. Best of all, it’s just a short drive from our Westwood apartments. Read on to learn about some of our favorite parts of the museum:

Introduction to The Gardner

Perfect for first-time visitors, the “Introduction to the Gardner” is a thirty-minute tour, which highlights both the museum’s installations, as well as Isabella's singular vision. Each tour showcases one floor of the museum. They take place at select times on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. During the tour, the guides also offer tips for self-exploration so that you can get the most out of your visit. 

The River at Concord 

When you’re done with your 30-minute tour, head to the MacKnight Room to see Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts’ colorful painting, “The River at Concord.” After studying painting in Europe for almost ten years, Roberts returned to the New England countryside, where she found endless artistic inspiration. In fact, she created this stunning painting on the Concord River in nearby Concord, Massachusetts. When the museum purchased her piece, Roberts sent Isabella a letter. You can check out their correspondence on display in the Long Gallery. 

The Courtyard 

If you want some fresh air, head outside to explore the always-blooming courtyard. The skilled horticulture team designs dramatic displays each season, so there’s always something new to discover. In February and March, the orchids are a must-see. Then, in May and June, stop by to see the beautiful hydrangeas.

Now that you know all about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum near Westwood, it’s time to check it out for yourself. If you want to discover other fun things to do around town, head to our blog. For more information on Westwood Glen Commons, please contact us. Our leasing team would love to take you on a tour of our apartments in Westwood, MA so that you can see firsthand all that our community has to offer.

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Feb 16