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Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 2-5pm

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.

The Art Museum is pleased to join 150+ museums and galleries from around the world for this annual event. Held one day each year, Slow Art Day encourages visitors to look at art slowly and then meet to talk about their experiences. While we share personal associations with the art, we can also make interpersonal connections with other participants. With an emphasis on making discoveries and personal connections, Slow Art Day inspires visitors to see and experience art without being an expert.

Ways to Participate:
1. During visiting hours, pick five artworks at the Art Museum and visit them for 10 minutes each. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.
2. At 2pm, the Hart House Get Crafty! Team will host an hour-long Journal Making Workshop. Attend while supplies last! Participants are encouraged to use their journal creations to facilitate their Slow Art Day experience.
3. For a group experience, we recommend visitors begin at 3pm to look at five artworks over a course of 1 hour. At 4pm, visitors are encouraged to join a conversation with our Student Docents to share their observations and insights. Refreshments, coffee and tea will be served.

Registration is encouraged; Drop-Ins are welcome!


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