Skip the chowdah... Get some cultchah right there in the Fens!

November 06, 2018 15:17 PM (GMT-04:00)

#ASHA18 will be here before you know it and what better way to prepare for it than to highlight some of the amazing spots to visit in Boston? We would like to share with you some of the places we have pointed out to our contest winner Rosella Madrigal so that you can too, check them out.

Rosella will be heading to #ASHA18 this year courtesy for Mediscan Staffing Services and our sister company, DirectEd Educational Services as the contest winner during the #ASHA17 Sweepstakes that took place in Los Angeles.

Put the clickah down and see some art!

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is located in the Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, near the Back Bay Fens. It houses an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art — from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts.

The museum is also the backdrop to one of the most famous art heists in history. In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, a pair of thieves disguised as Boston police officers robbed the museum of thirteen works of art worth an estimated $500 million. Among the works was The Concert, one of only 34 known by Vermeer and thought to be the most valuable unrecovered painting at over $200 million. Also missing is The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, Rembrandt’s only known seascape.

Despite efforts by the FBI, the works have not yet been recovered. The museum initially offered a reward of $5 million for information leading to recovery of the art, but doubled the payout in May 2017 to $10 million. Empty frames hang in the Dutch Room gallery as placeholders for the missing works. The selection of stolen works puzzled experts, as more valuable artworks were present in the museum.

The museum regularly produces scholarly exhibitions, lectures, family programs, and symposia that provide insights into the historic collection. Reflecting Isabella Gardner’s passion for horticulture and garden design, the Gardner’s interior courtyard combines ever-changing horticultural displays with sculpture and architectural elements. The interplay between the courtyard and the museum galleries offers visitors a fresh view from almost every room. The Gardner’s concert series welcomes musicians and emerging artists to perform classical masterpieces, new music, and jazz on Sunday afternoons and select Thursday evenings.

In keeping with Isabella Gardner’s enthusiasm for the Boston Red Sox baseball team, visitors wearing Red Sox paraphernalia receive discounted admission — so be sure to wear the swag we sent you to receive a discount! Visitors named Isabella, or visiting on their birthday, enter free. Hope you can make it to this amazing museum that is part of the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places.

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

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