While visiting Boston it may feel like a single, large museum without a roof. Explores hundreds and hundreds of acres of well preserved history and architecture along with some prized institutions and organizations with vast collections of objects with historical, scientific, artistic and cultural significant. With over 50 such museums in Boston, travelers have a substantial selection at their hands.
Isabella Stewart Gardner was born in New York City on April 14th, 1840 to a well established family who made their fortune importing fine Irish linens among other lucrative investments. She was raised in the West Village and began her education in New York only to finish abroad. Her Paris classmate, introduced her to the man who would later become her husband, John "Jack" Lowell Gardner Jr. In 1860 a few days before she turned 20, Isabella Stewart married Jack… Read More
The Museum of Fine Arts opened its doors to the world on July 4th 1876, the first Centennial of the United States. At the time the museum housed around 5,600 works of art and was located in nearby Copley Square. During its first several years, the museum grew exponentially both by art acquisition and number of visitors. By 1909 the Museum of Fine Arts moved to its present day home on Huntington Avenue - The Avenue of the Arts, a… Read More