I caught my classmate Dorothy as she was rummaging through her purse.
We were waiting in the IMA lobby for the other members of our group
with the intent of checking out the museum's still life paintings,
primarily those done by artists from the Impressionist period.
Most of us come from some sort of professional background
and enrolled in a painting class for various reasons;
Ms. Dorothy was recently widowed and felt she needed
to begin to meet people, one man is an aeronautical engineer,
while I am looking for feedback as well as
contact with people who share my interests.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art seems empty in this photo.
In fact, people were continually moving in and out
of the galleries, as well as this lobby.