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.
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.
- Pick five works of art at the AGA and spend 5-10 minutes looking at them.
- 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.
- Share your experience on social media: #SlowArtDay2019 @youraga
*Free with gallery admission