This museum would mean so much to many people during
Mayor Drapeau's time. It had the nicest exhibits and I will never forget the first
time I walked up those steps in awe of what I expected to see inside.
I was never disappointed.
It is here that I first laid eyes on the works of the old masters.
It left me with the view that it took someone very special to be able to create
texture and to copy an exact image of the model to make him/her look soooo
lifelike to the last detail of a hair, without modern technology.
If anyone was ever to fall in in love with art,
this was the place to go to get inspired.
Is it no wonder why this art is so treasured to this day and why it took a year to finish one painting.
Later I was to visit other bigger museums, like those found in
Washington DC, Chicago and New York equally as inspiring
and they only made me more proud to live in a city where we could actually compete
artistically and historically alongside with them.