Prime Nielsen, C: Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumAuthor Casey Riley –

The book looks very nice I m planning to give it as a gift along with a gift card for the museum I think he ll really enjoy it I loved visiting the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston Such a different experience seeing the art in situ The book is the perfect souvenir to remind me of my trip. This guide book is a great read before going to the museum and for review afterward It provides a personal touch to your experience. Beautiful museum book as a remembrance The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and its magnificent collection are enlivened through fresh insights and new photography in this updated guide This updated guide to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum charts new pathways through the beloved institution s superb collection Gardner, a trail blazing American who was among the most prominent patrons of her day, built a Venetian inspired palazzo in Boston to share her exquisite and thought provoking art objects from diverse cultures and eras She hosted luminaries in the worlds of music, dance, and literature, and supported such famed artists as Henry James and John Singer Sargent The authors look at masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Titian, and others, as well as hidden treasures, including decorative arts, correspondence, and photographs Rather than positioning the museum simply as a historical gem, they present it as a site for forging connections between past and present and reinforcing the founder s legacy of sustaining contemporary art, music, and education Featuring all new photography, the book captures the uniqueness of this museum, helping us consider anew what the museum meant in Gardner s time and what it means in ours Great guide to a great museum