January 15, 2012
David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
The palace of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is reflected in the glass exterior of the new wing and walkway.
Old and new coexist as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum expands.
The original carriage house was torn down to make room for the new addition.
The addition is clad in glass and patinated copper.
A Special Exhibition Gallery hosts Victoria Morton’s first US museum solo show.
Shades control the lighting in the new gallery.
Work was done on the fireplace mantel in the Tapestry Room of the Gardner Museum on May 12, 2011.
The windows were covered during rehab of the Tapestry Room in May 2011.
Cleaning up the Tapestry Room after the tile was laid in November 2011.
T.E. Marr and Son
Furniture moved to the perimeter of the Tapestry Room in the early 1970s to accommodate concerts will now be reinstalled at the gallery's center.
The Tapestry Room has been restored to something much closer to its original state.
The courtyard in the palace also went through some restoration.
Holly Salmon, associate objects conservator, used a laser to clean sculptures in the courtyard, including this first-century Goddess (Peplophorus).
A glass tunnel connects new and old.
A construction worker on the roof.
The new greenhouse and artist quarters.