Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.
When people look slowly at a piece of art they make discoveries.
The most important discovery they make is that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise).
And that’s an exciting discovery. It unlocks passion and creativity and helps to create more art lovers.
How does it work?
One day each year – April 4 in 2020 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.
Participants are encouraged to examine at least five works of art for 10 minutes each and then talk, write or post to social media about their experience. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.
Don’t worry, museum staff will be present to provide you with artwork suggestions and questions to consider!