The Impressionist & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 14 November in New York totaled $157.7 million with a buoyant atmosphere in the salesroom. Never feel that you have to interpret every thing for them or quiz them on every piece of art. Ask about parking validation and if you can eat your own snacks or bag lunch in the museum cafe. The Art Cyclopedia has a lengthy list of museums that have particular applications devoted to education. Ironically, there was no muse for visual arts for the reason that in Ancient Greece, painting and sculpture have been not regarded art but trades. My family has generally spent various hours in the permanent collection of a new (to us) museum without paying a dime. This book is set in New York City where the narrator is looking for his pal Art.