Celebrating Black History

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum remains committed to collaborating with artists, performers, and leaders whose perspectives are not always heard and seen in established historical institutions like ours.

To honor Black history, Gift at the Gardner presents this selection highlighting the many histories of Black people. We’ve gathered books for all ages that celebrate the life and work of Black activists, artists, athletes, authors, and more, as well as texts that examine the Civil War and the civil rights movement. Our collection of St. Nicolas ornaments includes black historical figures, while our line of Chocolate and Steele quote necklaces include words from some of history's most influential black activists and authors.

Black history matters.