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.
On April 15, 2023, LUAG, along with museums across the world, from the United States to Germany, Zambia, China, Brazil, France, El Salvador, Britain, Ukraine, and many other countries, will invite people in their communities to hit the pause button. Visitors will gather inside virtual spaces to take part in international Slow Art Day and slow down as they look at art.
The average person looks at a painting for fifteen to thirty seconds, but on Slow Art Day, we urge visitors to spend 5 to 10 minutes closely examining a work of art – or longer if the work captivates and inspires them.
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. Visit the Slow Art Day website for more programs and information.
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