But then I did stop to take some photos once we were outside:
We then decided to take a walk around the back towards Central Park. Right behind the building is this running/biking trail...that's my husband on the left:Also behind the museum is one of Cleopatra's Needles. I've seen all three of them now (London, Paris, New York). They actually don't have anything to do with Cleopatra but oh well. They are Ancient Egyptian obelisks and it's sad to see the heiroglyphics being worn away in our humid climate.
And here's just a couple of my favorite paintings (taken from Internet, hope no one minds):
This one's called The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834, 1835
I think it's pretty cool how he went about painting this, capturing the color as Parliament was actually burning in London.
I also loved his night paintings. Here's just one:
This one's called Fishermen at Sea and is really impressive close up. He did a lot military, naval, seascape paintings. I first knew him from his watercolors but I was surprised how much he worked with oil. And he changed styles later on too. He had a lot of detailed paintings but then moved into the types of paintings I liked better. Like this one (I don't recall if this one was at the exhibit or not):
This one's called Rain, Steam, and Speed - The Great Western Railway
I feel like I can almost hear and feel the noise and motion of the train, the smoke and steam.
Next time I will make sure that I have more than an hour to browse around and maybe rent one of those headsets. :)