How is it possible that such a quality collection of hundreds (thousands?) of priceless ancient artifacts should be found in this little town?!!! We were absolutely blown away by the collection. Never have seen something of this stature outside of the Met, the British Museum or Getty. And it was a lot better visiting this intimate place and being the only ones there besides a photographer. How is it possible that Mr. Everett has amassed all of these priceless objects himself?!! However he did it, we owe him great thanks for sharing it with the public. And it's a disciplined, deliberately curated, and well-explained collection. I enjoyed especially the huge array of ancient helmets. I had never imagined there would be so many styles. One if from 7 centuries B.C.! Lingering amid the marble busts of emperors, I really began to get a sense of their different personalities. And the huge number of ancient coins were so amazingly well preserved! I also loved the way the modern and contemporary (and even 17th century Rubens) works were interspersed because they fit the themes of the collection. There are two wonderful Cocteau plates with Orpheus and Mercury, a Lichtenstein lithograph of a temple, Calder's pyramids, a beautiful Warhol head of Venus, not to mention a Matisse drawing. Finally, the museum itself is gorgeous, clean and efficient with its elevator and its explanations.This collection is fabulous and worth a huge detour! thank you Mr. Levett!
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