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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Away from the usual tourist, route but easy to get to on the subway then a short walk. It is an incredible collection of art and antiquities. There is a new section which is a beautiful light and modern structure linked to the old original building which is built around a peaceful, light-filled courtyard modelled on a Venetian palazzo. Well worth the effort to get there.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Eclectic, and something for everybody. Wish we could've taken pictures - but not allowed. It was a little hard to find, but well worth it. (took the train & then walked)

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank Jan S
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

My wife and I visited the Gardener - and it was just stellar. From the new Piano building, with the lovely living room to the original building itself, we were enthralled with the museum. The outdoor cafe was delicious, and affordable (unlike many museum cafes) and the art collection is wonderful. Quirky, well thought out, and so charming. I think our favorite pieces were the John Singer Sargents (especially El Jaleo) but there were many stunning pieces as well. The staff was friendly and unobtrusive. Overall a great experience.

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Took the T to the Fenway stop and made the short walk to the museum. What an interesting place; basically one woman's personal collection, still laid out the same as when she died.

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

A tribute to one woman's collecting habit.
The courtyard in the centre of the building was gorgeous-- so tranquil and pretty but unfortunately just for looking, not for entering. Room after room of paintings and other works of art. Definitely one for the connoisseur but not for children who would quickly have become bored ( as I did I must confess!)

Date of experience: September 2012
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