Posts from the ‘museums’ category


Saturday, April 8th, 2017



Courtyard capitals

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Isabella’s courtyard

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Davis Museum at Wellesley College

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has a gorgeous collection in a building spacious building where you can see between the various levels of galleries. They’re having an incredible exhibit of works by Carlo Dolci, a late Baroque painter whose work I know from his painting of David and Goliath at the MFA.

Gardner Museum with Mo

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Maureen and I spent a lovely evening at the Gardner Museum, where we met as fellow volunteers 13 years ago!!


Gardner Museum

Saturday, February 11th, 2017








Isabella’s amaryllises

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

McMullen’s Beyond Words

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Gardner Museum scenes

Sunday, November 27th, 2016


Isabella’s courtyard, day and night

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Isabella’s chrysanthemums

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Beyond Words

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Third Thursdays

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Rodin at PEM

Sunday, September 4th, 2016


Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Williams College Museum of Art



The Clark

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Isabella’s Courtyard

Thursday, July 28th, 2016


New Britain Museum of American Art

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

In the past few days, we visited three museums that we’d never been to before, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that two of the three museums both have a copy of one of our favorite sculptures at the MFA! Turns out, there are a lot of copies of this sculpture and it was delightful to run in to two of them, two days in a row, in two different cities.

Just for fun, here’s a list of all of the versions of Randolph Rogers’ Nydia, the Blind Girl of Pompeii that I’ve seen so far:

Nydia at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:

Nydia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: (photo taken in 2012)


at the Princeton University Art Museum
(photos taken in 2016):

at the New Britain Museum of Art
(photos taken in 2016):

at the Chicago Art Institute
(photo taken in 2017):

Princeton University Art Museum

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Isabella’s greenhouse

Thursday, July 21st, 2016






Boston Athenaeum

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Third Thursday

Thursday, June 16th, 2016



Gardner Third Thursday

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Another magical evening at the Gardner Museum!

Inside Isabella’s Greenhouse

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

I finally got the chance to pop over to the Gardner Museum since they started allowing visitors to go inside the greenhouse, not just look in through the glass corridor. It was such a wonderful treat to smell the flowers and get right up close to see all of the beautiful details.

MFA Art in Bloom

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Mega Cities Asia

Friday, April 22nd, 2016


Intersections at the Peabody Essex Museum

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

We spent the afternoon at the Peabody Essex Museum to see the exhibit Intersections, which brought us back to the Alhambra in Spain.

Gardner Museum

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Photos from two weekends volunteering at the Gardner Museum

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