Profiles of Visiting Artists


Filmmaker: Michael Sheridan
Produced for: Contemporary Department, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner surrounded herself with creative people—musicians, dancers, writers, scholars, and painters. The Artist-in-Residence program continues her tradition of inviting artists to live, think, and work at the Museum. Artists are given full access to the collection and the archives, along with support from the curators, conservators, and staff. New work often develops during or after their stay.

Barbara Lynch, Museum Inspired Meal, 2020, 9 min

Joan Jonas, Exhibition and Façade Installation, 2019, 2 min

Luisa Rabbia, Facade Installation, 2014, 3 min

Carla Fernández, Fashion Designer, Dance Installation, 2014, 9 min

Carla Fernández, Fashion Designer, Dance Performances Compiled, 2014, 6 min

Hamra Abbas, Artist, “Wall Hanging,” Façade Installation, 2013, 4 min

Taro Shinoda, Artist, “Lunar Reflections,” Installation, 2009, 2 min

Neil Leonard, “Performing Daily Practice 1,” Performance, 2010, 4 min