A Perfect Day.I love taking my time, exploring museums. slowly taking it all in, Doesn't matter the type of museum, I have been to many through the year's: a number of the Smithsonian's, The Louvre, the Met, the Getty, Cooperstown (bows head in reverence)... but two of my favorites probably wouldn't make anyone's best of list. They are;
The Isabella Gardner museum. Located in Boston, it is best known as the site of a famous art heist twenty plus years ago. A Rembrandt and Ver Meer were lifted along with some lesser works if I recall correctly. I have been to this museum several times and actually went to school in the neighborhood. it's located in Isabella's former residence, left exactly as it was when she lived there. In her will nothing can be moved, nothing changed. So there is a blank space where the stolen works were located; people stop and stare, imagining them there. The collection is terrific. There is a grand Titian in one room and other classic's throughout. But what makes this special is the setting, intimate and comfortable, like a home.
The Rock and Roll hall of fame, Cleveland, Ohio. Maybe the only reason to visit Cleveland (actually the Museum of Art is terrific too). Realize that i am a huge music fan. One of the things tat defines me is my love of Rock n Roll. ever since i was a little kid this has been true. So when i had the chance to visit upon it's opening... I'm in heaven. I have spent hours here looking over the collection, listening to music, just taking it all in. The museum is located on lake Eire in a beautiful I M Pei building. If you are a music fan I highly recommend visiting.
I can think of no better way to spend a day...