Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 28, 2021

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1902 meets 2012

Housed in a 1902 building and modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palazzo, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum just unveiled its new Renzo Piano-designed, glass-and-patinated-copper wing set 15 metres behind the museum’s original structure. It’s the institution’s most significant physical change yet since Gardner’s will forbids changing its content. The new wing features an adjustable-ceiling-height special exhibition gallery, a cube-shaped performance hall, an art-making studio space and a new resto and visitor orientation area called “The Living Room.” There are new outdoor garden spaces too. Adults US$15, under 18 and everyone named “Isabella” free. (617) 566-1401;

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