One Woman Doing it Her Way for the Delight of Generations
Aug 19, 2009
Hilliard Goldfarb gave me instant gratification after I visited the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts for the first time at the urging of my good friend, Carole Gillmore of Glens Falls, New York.
Goldfarb tells how Gardner envisioned and then created her artful home, why she did it, how she got to do it her way and how she got to keep it her way. For example, the artists whose work she bought created the work to be seen in the light of the time, candle light. So, Gardner stated that the intensity of the lighting in Fenwick Court (the name she gave her home at the time she created it, named The Isabella Steward Gardner Museum after her death), to be no greater than candle light.
The museum is as exciting and charming as its creator.
Wait until you see how Mrs. Gardner shopped for paintings, what paintings she bought, how steely she negotiated, what good taste she had.
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