Slow Art Day 2019
Slow Art Day is a global initiative with a simple mission: Help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.
An annual event with institutions across the world, Slow Art Day encourages everyone to visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly, and then meet up to talk about their experiences. The goal is to focus on art as well as the art of seeing.
Which works of art are featured in the 2019 program? Soundsuit by Nick Cave; Hunt Still Life with a Velvet Bag on a Marble Ledge by Willem van Aelst; a Mayan Seated Lord from a Relief Panel; and more!
• To allow time to experience the art, start your self-guided viewings between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
• Visit any admissions desk and pick up a floor plan, which shows the location of five artworks. Spend 10 minutes with each work of art. (Tip: Grab a campstool, provided free of charge, so you can sit comfortably at each stop.)
• At 2:30 p.m., go to the designated location on the floor plan to meet all the participants for a discussion—facilitated by a Museum educator—of your observations and insights.
This program is free with general admission! Reservations are strongly encouraged. RSVP: AEprograms@mfah.org