Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum by Sean Dungan (Massachusetts Photo Spot)

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Photo by Sean Dungan
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum displays Over 7,500 paintings and sculptures from around the world. The museum was constructed under the guidance of art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner to house her personal art collection. The museum opened to the public in 1903, and Gardner continued to expand the collection and arrange it until she died in 1924. She left the museum with a $3.6 million endowment, and her will stipulated that the arrangement of the artwork should not be altered and no items were to be sold or bought into the collection. In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art were stolen from the museum, including Rembrandt’s ” Storm on the Sea of Galilee”. The art work has been valued at $500 million, making it largest art theft in the world, and to this day the paintings haven’t been recovered. (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

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