Thursday, April 9, 2015

Slow Art Day

 It is that time of year again.  Saturday April 11th is Slow Art Day, the global all-volunteer event with a singular mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.  Participants view a small number of selected works at the venue for 10 minutes each and then meet over lunch to talk about their experience. Interested?  195 international venues, including museums and galleries, are participating, and there might be one near you.

Why slow art?  It allows viewers to make new discoveries.  "The most important discovery they make is that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise)."  How refreshing that can be!

Learn more in this 2010 Art News article "Slow Down, You Look too Fast".


  1. Closest one to me: Calgary's Glenbow Museum...2 1/2 hours away. Think I'll stay home and make art,,,slowly... :-)

  2. In this age when much of our world centers on instantaneous observations and quick responses, slow observation allows for depth of understanding and internalization. Thank you for promoting the Slow Art movement.

  3. Sounds like a fascinating idea, Linda. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Thanks for your comments, Ladies!


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