Arts Everyday Living: A Week at the Art Gallery–Solve the Mystery at the Museum

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 MYSTERY AT THE MUSEUM

A WEEK AT THE ART GALLERY

NEW 2015 EXHIBITIONS

 

It’s been 25 years and nearly 2 weeks since the infamous heist from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston on March 18,1990. Rembrandt’s Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee below, his only known seascape, and Vermeer’s The Concert head the list—-along with a Manet painting, Degas drawings, plus the thieves’ rather inexplicable choice of a Napoleonic eagle finial or flag decoration.

Although the elegant Venetian style palace, built by the American heiress to house her priceless collection, is certainly worth a visit, you can also take a special tour,13 Works: Explore the Gardner’s Stolen Art, via the museum’s website.  Where you can investigate the scene of the crime, accessing the very rooms in which the missing objects once were located.  So why not play Sherlock Holmes online and solve the mystery by clicking:

 Isabella Stewart Gardner Stolen Art

Rembrandt

Rembrandt, Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633, oil on canvas, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

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