I made my first visit to this museum two years ago, when they were adding the new addition and also working in the Tapestry Room. I made my second visit in Sept. 2013, and everything is back in order. The new addition is striking with a lot of glass and natural light. The Living Room is the best part. Comfy couches and chairs and plenty of art books to look at. We were here while waiting to eat lunch at Cafe G. The museum itself has not changed, per Mrs. Gardner's orders. However a sarcophagus had to be moved 90 degrees to allow for a new entrance into the museum. They had to get a court order to move it. There is a lovely outside area near the Spanish cloister. Even the restrooms were renovated. I wonder if Mrs. Gardner made an allowance for that!? This is a quiet, restful museum, so don't be in a hurry. You can't see it all in one day. One negative--the younger staff members seemed unapproachable, they did not smile or say anything. The older staff were friendly and seemed happy to talk.
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