Great building, beautiful location. I was there when Bernini's Medusa was there. That was exciting to see. Some of the art had little interest to me aside from it's historical significance. If one argued that museums are storage-rooms for "rich-guys" souvenirs, then this would be a good example of that argument. There are many pieces that are "probably made at this studio," and "this might have been been made by a student of this famous artist." A few look amateurish in there execution, suggesting they may have been done by students.
Some highlights for me were the Medusa and the el Greco paintings. It was fun getting lost int the painting, The Russian Bride's Attire - Konstantin Makovsky, 1889. Makovsky is the Russian Bouguereau, or is it the other way around?
I was upset that the Cult of Beauty exhibit cost $10 more, but I understand the cost of putting that together.
Parking is a problem on busy days. If there aren't any spots open at the top then prepare to walk a short, but steep hill.
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