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Arts

Special Section: the Gardner Grows

Mystery achievement

By changing with the times, will the Gardner lose some of its poetry?

MUSEUMS ARE expanding everywhere you look these days. Most of them do so to make room for their growing collections. But this was not, of course, the problem faced by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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