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This 15th century Venetian palace created at the turn of the century by Isabella Stewart Gardner, houses more than 2,500 art objects, among them works by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Raphael, Titan, and Matisse. Interior flowering courtyard and outdoor gardens are known for their botanical beauty. Guided Tours are given Tues-Fri at 2:30pm. The Museum hosts three special exhibitions per year. Enjoy concerts from September thru May. The Cafe offers a full bistro style lunch. Music has played an important role at the Gardner Museum since its opening nearly a century ago. Isabella Stewart Gardner frequently hosted concerts at the Museum and made the Gardner a meeting place for musicians from Boston and around the world. Today, the Museum's musical tradition continues with classical and jazz concerts in the Tapestry Room on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the Fall and Spring. Beautiful hand-crafted jewelry and scarves, books on art and gardening, prints, postcards and books of the Museum's preeminent collection of art and architecture are just some of the unique gift items offered for the discerning shopper.