Going to an art opening tonight.  With an old old friend and his new girlfriend who is an expert about art.

I know nothing about art.

“Ooh, pretty” doesn’t seem like it’s going to cut it, does it?  “What is THAT?” sounds even less promising.

Quick, give me something to say about art that will make me sound curious and open and interested without making me sound like a total novice idiot or a total know-it-all blowhard.