Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Returns Tapestry Room to Its Original Glory and Configuration


BOSTON, MA.- For the first time since it opened in 1914, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum‘s 4,000-square-foot Tapestry Room is being restored to its original glory and will once again take its place as one of the nation’s great tapestry halls. The restoration of this beloved space will return the Tapestry Room to its original configuration for the first time since a temporary stage, chairs, and other modern elements were added to accommodate formal concerts in the early 1970s. Historically, the Tapestry Room has been both a gallery and home to many of the museum’s programs, including the popular Sunday Concert Series. Now, as part of the Gardner Museum’s Extension and Preservation Project, the museum’s world-class concerts will be relocated to an intimate new performance hall in the Renzo Piano-designed addition, and the Gardner will be able to restore the space to its historic appearance, enabling visitors to see and enjoy t