The first photo is what I saw in front of my desk when I walked in this morning. (Actually, it's still what I see right now!) It's a piece of art strapped onto a rolling A-frame, which is what museum workers use to safely transport pieces within the museum.
I walked around to the front and saw that it was a very large oil painting!
This piece is called The Last Civil War Veteran and was painted by Larry Rivers in 1961. He is considered a Godfather of Pop Art and was acquainted with Jackson Pollock. I was told it's a new acquisition and an important piece.
It's really neat that it's here for the time being, but it's also like an extra wall in my office!