The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum

Ah, the Louvre. It’s sublime, it’s historic, it’s … overwhelming.Upon entering any vast art museum — the Hermitage, the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art — the typical traveler grabs a map and spends the next two hours darting from one masterpiece to the next, battling crowds, exhaustion and hunger (yet never failing to take selfies with boldface names like Mona Lisa).

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