Tuesday, June 12, 2012

isabella stewart gardner museum

we left the girls with my brother and sister-in-law on sunday morning and josh and i went on a date to the isabella stewart gardner museum. we held hands and he might have gotten a pinch or two. we got there before they opened so we were able to walk around and see the new addition designed and executed by renzo piano building workshop. i loved the glass connector from the new wing to the historic building.

also, when we lived in belmont, massachusetts i had an infatuation with the isabella stewart gardner museum and art heist that occurred in 1990. stolen the film is a documentary about the heist and i highly recommend it.such a haunting feeling when you walk through the room where vermeer's " the concert" once was displayed. now there is an empty picture frame. 

“Years ago I decided that the greatest need in our Country was Art… So I determined to make it my life work if I could.”  
—Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917

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