Bric-à-brac

What is included in Isabella Stewart Gardner's vast and magnificent collection?

More than 7500 paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles, silver, ceramics, 1500 rare books, and 7000 archival objects from all over the world, modestly described in Mrs. Gardner's will as "pictures, sanctuary, works of art, bric-à-brac, furniture, books and papers." 

The phrase bric-à-brac dates back to the Victorian era, its meaning synonymous with a selection of decorative objects. We hope you enjoy browsing through our assortment of trinkets and baubles inspired by the marvelous bric-à-brac of Mrs. Gardner's Museum.

Now Offering In-Store Pickup

We have reopened to the public and we can’t wait to see you! We are pleased to offer in-store pickup as a way for you to get your order quickly when you come to visit us. We have greatly limited our capacity in the store, which may incur a wait time. If you are coming to the Museum, we encourage you to place your order with us before your visit so we can have it ready right away for you. Just select "pickup" as your delivery method at checkout and we will notify you when your order is ready.