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Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Halsey Institute Galleries
Join your fellow art lovers and the Halsey Institute’s Looking to See tour guides for an in depth look at and discussion of some of the pieces in this year’s Young Contemporaries exhibition.
Come by the galleries, spend 5-10 minutes looking slowly and closely at the five artworks we’ve chosen then participate in a group discussion about their content, execution, and relationship to your life experience.
After an in-gallery talk, we’d love for everyone to enjoy lunch together.
Slow Art Day is the global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.
— Why Slow? —
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 fans.
— How Does It work? —
One day each year – April 11 in 2015 – 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.
In fact, Slow Art Day works best when people look at the art on their own slowly and then meet up to discuss the experience (though some hosts decide to do the discussion right in the gallery).
This 2010 ARTNews feature article, “Slow Down You Look Too Fast,” provides an excellent overview of Slow Art Day.