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Last modified: September 9, 2010, 1:02 PM
The Gardner Museum is the remarkable achievement of Isabella Stewart Gardner, who formed the collection, designed the building, and opened the Museum to the Public in 1903. The building, known as Fenway Court, also served as Gardner's home. Its permanent collection includes three thousand objects representing many cultures, including European, American, Asian, and Islamic, and spanning more than thirty centuries. The unique arrangements chosen by Isabella Gardner herself impart an air of intimacy to a distinguished collection.