I wound the film advance lever, stopped at the entryway of the narrow, elongated room and began to release the shutter. A stream of visitors poured into the room from behind me as I stood in their way. The sheer grandeur of the Louvre’s expansive art collection easily reminded us of how little we knew about art history. We love museums, but felt a little overwhelmed after midday as we further negotiated our way through the immense space. We took a break and continued on, past the resplendent marble sculptures of Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory, and quietly watched as an artist recreated an original painting in the midst of hundreds of passing visitors.