Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston
SmallCorp is pleased to have played a role in the latest exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The exhibition features a selection of the museum’s collection, temporarily relocated from the original palazzo to the new contemporary wing to allow for restoration projects in the original building. This is unusual, because traditionally, the museum only takes one hallmark piece off the walls of the historic galleries at a time.
As a part of the project, Mrs. Gardner’s persona is showcased in a small gallery off the courtyard in the historic building. It had originally been her archival space, which she often opened up for public viewing, but was transformed in the 1970s, when museum attendance grew, to make way for a coat check. Now, with amenities taken care of in the new wing, it’s being reclaimed as a gallery, which will showcase letters and photographs that will tell the story of Mrs. Gardner as a collector, traveler, and networker. SmallCorp made the cases and support structures in conjunction with the museum and IKD, a Boston-based architectural design firm specializing in museum and exhibition projects.
SmallCorp made cases and supports for the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s former coat room the Vatichino – a rare opportunity to work in the original Palazzo
Read more about the exhibition, which opens today: