|The Calderwood Performance Hall|
Passing through the entrance into the Palace is a corridor lined with trees, guiding guests directly to the museum's big "wow" factor: the impressive and newly restored Courtyard. The Tapestry Room, formerly used as a displaced music hall, was also restored for it's original purpose. The Calderwood Performance Hall now occupies a perfect cube-shaped space in the new wing - sixty front-row seats, on three balconies, on all four sides of a ground floor stage.
|The Gardner Museum's new Special Exhibition Gallery|
The new Special Exhibition Gallery is four times the size of the old, and features a new installation by Victoria Morton of Glasgow, a 2009 artist-in-residence. Gardner’s Artist-in-Residence program commemorates its 20th anniversary this year, and a special exhibition will celebrate through the display of selected works by past participants. Complimenting this idea, works by artists who had personal ties to the Museum, such as John Singer Sargent, whom Isabella Gardner invited to paint in the museum in the winter of 1903, will also be exhibited. Another inaugural exhibition will present the extensive photographic work of Luisa Lambri, an Artist-in-Residence in 2008, who will return to photograph the new wing.
|The Living Room|