Saturday Encounters

Slow Art Day 2020

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover the joy of looking at art. Held each year in April, Slow Art Day has more than 100 participating institutions from around the world, each encouraging visitors to look at art slowly. Following a period of observation, visitors meet to talk about their experiences. While invited to share personal associations with the art, participants can also make meaningful connections with others.

From 1 to 1:30 PM, we will look in silence at three artworks for 10 minutes each. Grab a lightweight stool and a handout with suggestions of what to look for and questions to ponder. From 1:30 to 2 PM, we will facilitate a group discussion about your observations and insights. In the end, participants should feel empowered to see and experience art without an expert (or expertise).