Gardner of Art

I finally made it down to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum today. They were having free admission as part of the Fenway Cultural District’s “Opening Our Doors” day. I think it’s pretty cool that my neighborhood has it’s own “alliance”.
This summer I passed the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum every day on my way to work, but I’ve yet to go inside until today. The outside is really plain, and you’d never suspect what lies just inside the rather unremarkable entrance. I think the best part of the museum is the building itself, which was built at the turn of the century (not the recent turn of the century – mind you). Neither the museum pamphlet nor the oral history went into much detail regarding how Ms. Gardner got so wealthy, but at least she was willing to share the wealth and support the arts.