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This painting is named An Old Man’s Reminiscences by artist Asher B. Durand. Do you know what the word reminisces means? It means memories. 


Look at the painting carefully and find the old man. What do you think he is remembering? Can you see what clues are in the painting which could tell you what things from the past he is thinking about? 


OK, now, make up your own story about one of the man’s memories. Look at another one of your favorite paintings in this room and try to create a story from what you see. Perhaps you might paint or draw your own story when you go home, just like Asher B. Durand did here.


Did you notice the numbers associated with each of the 83 paintings in this room? You next stop is painting # 21.