All my life I’ve been fortunate enough to live next to major metropolitan cities (New York and San Francisco), so visits to museums were always a frequent occurrence. I remember school field trips to the MET, rainy days at the SF MoMA, and most recently exploring special exhibitions at de Young Museum. This photo series by Maria Scherlies definitely had special meaning to me. I love going to museums at off hours so that I have the whole place to myself. There’s a lovely peacefulness that exists during the absence of crowds.