We'll start with gesture drawings of the Degas dancers in the first gallery to the LEFT (south) of the entrance, then make our way downstairs to the collection of Asian art and sculpture.
For two excellent videos about gesture drawings see Stan Prokopenko's website,
Please note the Museum's policies re. sketching and backpacks:
Museum visitors are permitted to sketch in the following ways: a dry medium only, a location that does not obstruct an entrance or exit, a location that does not compromise the safety or security of the artwork and/or other Museum visitors and/or a location that does not obstruct the view of the artwork.
The Museum does not allow visitors to work in any wet medium (including oil, acrylic and watercolor paints), and no three-dimensional copying is allowed.
Equipment such as stools, chairs, tripods and easels are not permitted in the galleries and gardens where they may block movement.
All items brought into the Museum are subject to search by our Security Staff. All bags and parcels larger than 11 by 15 inches, including backpacks and purses, are required to be checked in the Check Room. Backpacks, carriers, and purses worn on the back of any size may not be worn in the galleries.