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Slow Art Day

Photo by: Leroy Schulz

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
-Henry David Thoreau

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.

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. And that’s an exciting discovery! It unlocks passion and creativity and helps to create more art lovers.

How can I participate?

One day each year – April 6, 2019 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly.

  1. Pick five works of art at the AGA and spend 5-10 minutes looking at them. 
  2. Afterwards, approach one of our Gallery Attendants to discuss what you saw. Or join one of our On the Spot! 10 minute pop-up art chats to engage in facilitated discussion about one work of art. At 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. 
  3. Share your experience on social media: #SlowArtDay2019 @youraga 

*Free with gallery admission 

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Dates and Tickets

Free with Gallery Admission
Free with Gallery Admission
No ticket needed
No upcoming dates.
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Audience: All ages
Tags: art activity


Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: closed


'Pay what you May' admission for all essential service workers and our friends in the arts and culture sector.

AGA members
Youth 0-17
Alberta students 18+
Out-of-province students
General admission
Seniors 65+


2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1