Isabella Stewart Gardner

Surrounded by scandal and fascination, American arts patron Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840–1924) was a vivacious woman endowed with a voracious appetite for life. For years, her salon at Fenway Court was Boston's liveliest, and she counted the most extraordinary artists of the day as her charges and friends.

Art historian Marlene Barasch Strauss explores this captivating woman, who personally built one of the world’s great art collections.

Recorded October 14, 2015

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