Thoroughly enjoyed a biographical journey of this art lover and super-achiever. ISG's life is such an interesting saga. She achieved so much for posterity and Dr Hirsh outlined this wonderfully. Listeners also received a virtual tour of the key rooms in the museum with their key acquisitions. Since I have visited this museum many times, this was a refresher but also with "ah-ha" moments. Loved the vintage photos and comparison to modern day ones. A brief look at the 1990 heist of precious art pieces brought all up to date with this ongoing mystery. Finally, the story and look of the present addition by Enzo Piano was included. All making for a wonderful seminar.
As always, Dr. Hirsh brings her subject to life with excellent slides with pictures of artwork clearly notated. She relates Isabella's life, her development of the museum, gives maps of the museum and the additions, and shows the artwork lost in THE HEIST. An excellent tutorial for anyone planning to visit the Titian special exhibit this fall.
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As usual Jenny was superb,knowledgeable, informative, charming and makes you want to take more of her lectures..
This would be a good overview for someone planning on visiting the museum for the first time. I was, sadly, a little disappointed. I had hoped it would include a more detailed look at some of the museum's paintings within the general presentation.