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Slow Art Day 2015

Photo of students viewing Kooning's "Woman" paintingPerhaps you’ve heard of the Slow Food movement – with the goal of more fully appreciating and savoring what you eat.

Well, the world’s artists and art museums present … Slow Art Day 2015. If you have never spent more than a few minutes looking at any one painting, you are in for something new.

It will be marked Saturday, April 11, 1-2:30 p.m. at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum.

One day each year – April 11 in 2015 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

​View pre-selected works or others of your choosing and then meet up to discuss the experience. Drop in anytime on April 11 for your own slow art viewing or follow along with our museum docents beginning at 1 p.m. Meet up with other visitors at 2 pm to discuss your experience. It’s free – no registration required.

Learn more about Slow Art Day at SlowArtDay.com.