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Slow Art Day 2021

Saturday, April 10
9am–1pm EST
Free and all are welcome!

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.

Art Museum at the University of Toronto is participating again in Slow Art Day, virtually this year, by bringing you three works from our collections and past exhibitions. Join us on social media for an opportunity to closely observe works for 5-10 minutes each and on Zoom for a facilitated conversation guided by Art Museum’s Public Programming and Outreach Assistants.

Participate in virtual Slow Art Day 2021 to:
Discover or reconnect with artworks
Distract yourself
Explore your own visual culture knowledge
Spark your own creative expression
Learn about three Canadian artists
Learn about yourself and fellow participants
Connect with other art lovers around the world

Ways to participate:
Follow us on social media (@artmuseumuoft on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and look at digital images slowly (5-10 minutes) on Saturday, April 10, beginning at 9am EST. We will provide a few prompts to help you get started. You are also encouraged to view artworks alone or with loved ones at home, in contemplation or jot down your thoughts.

Register and join a virtual gathering on Saturday, April 10, 2021, 12pm EST, to connect with other art lovers, discuss your own experiences of slow looking, and learn more about the selected artworks. Public Programming and Outreach Assistants will facilitate this virtual conversation through Zoom. Register for the virtual gathering.

Keep the conversation going! Share your thoughts and comments with us on social media: #SlowArtDay2021, #ArtMuseumUofT, @artmuseumuoft

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 lovers. The Art Museum is pleased to join museums and galleries from around the world for this annual event.


Online on social media and on Zoom


Title and Page Image: Scott McFarland, Reverse Horse, 2004. Purchased by the Art Committee, 2006.

Scott McFarland, Reverse Horse, 2004. Purchased by the Art Committee, 2006.

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