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Gardner Renovation Features Sleek New Artists’ Quarters

photo: Nic Lehoux/Reuters

I can hear the caterwauling now: “Man, artists get everything.” Yeah, no. Anyway, the long-awaited Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum expansion is just right now about to open – actually, four minutes ago – and part of the massive renovation, you may have heard, involved the somewhat controversial decision to demolish a carriage house that Gardner herself had designed. That carriage house used to house visiting artists, but now there’s a pair of sleek new apartments just above the greenhouses. (FULL ARTICLE: Andrea Shea, WBUR)