Take a journey behind the scenes at the historic Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. In these three short films you will experience the museum’s unique educational model, the conservation of ancient sculptures, and how the plants are grown for the world famous courtyard.
Benoît Rolland – Master Bow Maker
Benoît Rolland has made 1,950 wood bows during his 49-year career. Most of the major soloists of the past three decades have acquired a Rolland bow, sometimes several. The films are a journey into the mind and work of Rolland as he works on bows and dialogs with musicians.
Boston Camerata: An American Christmas 2020
Filmed with four cameras at Boston’s Old North Church during the 2020 pandemic, this classic Camerata program of Americana is particularly appropriate to a year of struggle and hope.
2020, 50 min
Profiles of Visiting Artists
Isabella Stewart Gardner surrounded herself with creative people. The Artist-in-Residence program continues her tradition of inviting artists to live, think, and work at the Museum.
Renzo Piano – Ribbed, Poured and Stoned
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum commissioned Renzo Piano, the Pritzker-Prize winning architect, to design a new building alongside the historic Venetian palace built by Mrs. Gardner in the 1800s.
A video installation and documentary produced in conjunction with the show Chairs at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The video captures the movement of dynamic minds, sensual objects and intense photographs.
2005, two versions: 5 and 56 min