Hidden Museum Gems Around the World

23Jan09
An interior view of the Casa Buonarroti, Michelangelo's house in Florence

An interior view of the Casa Buonarroti, Michelangelo's house in Florence

By Emily Waldorf
I was browsing through Suzanne’s Files, one of my favorite lifestyle resources, and stumbled across a wonderfully helpful and well-vetted list of museum gems from across the globe that I wanted to share with ArtsEtoile readers.
A museum gem is a smaller scale collection, frequently housed in the original collector’s or artist’s residence.  Museum gems are a good fit for you if the idea of spending an entire day in a giant museum like the MET or the Louvre seems daunting.
Museum gems generally require only two hours at most of your day, which also happens to be about as long as your attention span lasts.  Perfect for art history buffs and their less art-inclined travel partners, everyone will be happy and there will be time to spare for other important epicurean pursuits.

An interior courtyrard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

An interior courtyard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

Inner peristyle at the Getty Villa in Malibu

Inner peristyle at the Getty Villa in Malibu


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One Response to “Hidden Museum Gems Around the World”

  1. 1 Rick

    This is adorable.. That paper is beiutaful.. We are so glad you joined us at Mo’s this week.. Be sure when you add your link to Mr. Linky you make it to this card so we don’t miss ya… Great photography..:)


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