Saturday, June 03, 2006

Isabella Stewart Gardner

If any of you are ever in Boston a MUST-SEE place is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's preeminent collection contains more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts. The galleries house works by some of the most recognized artists in the world, including Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent. The spirit of the architecture, the personal character of the arrangements and the artistic display of the enchanting courtyard in full bloom all create an atmosphere that distinguishes the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as an intimate and culturally-rich treasure.

Lizard's husband was in town yesterday and Stephen and I got to spend some time with him including a visit to the museum. (Lizard, we missed you!!!!)

The museum was lovely and strange and wonderful. I highly recommed it.

(The image above is a painting by John Singer Sargent, El Jaleo, located in the museum. It's roughly 8'x11' and completely mesmerizing.)

ISGM Website

I've never seen this Sargent! It's amazing! Andrew had such a great time!!
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