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ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM BOSTON

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM BOSTON

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Isabella Stewart Gardner, about 1850ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM BOSTON:  Join us on a guided tour though Isabella Stewart's home.  After years of collecting on a small, personal scale, in 1891 Isabella inherited $1.75 million upon her father’s death and was able to begin collecting on a greatly expanded level. Upon purchasing Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait, Age 23 in 1896, Isabella and her husband Jack decided their ambitions as collectors required more space than their residence permitted and first began to consider the idea of a museum. Isabella and Jack reached out to the architect Willard Sears, who had remodeled their house in Brookline. At first the couple considered expanding their current home, combining two houses on Beacon Street. However, as Isabella’s collection and ambitions continued to grow, Jack felt it would be more sensible to buy land and build a new building for the museum with apartments for themselves within it.

 Following from our day at the museum we will head to a sit down lunch in Boston. 

Pick ups in Barrington and Providence 

Price includes: Museum ticket, Bus driver + gratuity and a sit down lunch. 

BLC Memeber: $112.00

Non Memeber: $122.00 

Barrington Learning Center
Town of Barrington
283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
401-247-1900 X 381
Email: recreation@barrington.ri.gov

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