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Slow Art Day Tours

Saturday, April 8, 2017
3:00 PM–4:00 PM

If you’re like most museum visitors, you spend less than 30 seconds looking at each work of art. We invite you to linger and participate in Slow Art Day 2017, a worldwide event encouraging the thoughtful exploration of artwork.

On this tour, you’ll have a meaningful and transformational experience with the art in our galleries by spending ten minutes each at five works of art. Sit with individual pieces of art for an extended period of time, to allow for deeper reflection and greater understanding of the work.

If you’ve ever practiced meditation, you know that attempting to break habits and focus the mind is no easy feat. Like mindfulness, the deep looking encouraged during Slow Art Day is a lifelong skill that will continue to provide rewarding experiences in museums and galleries for years to come.

“To view art slowly is to take the time to be fully present and to initiate a meaningful conversation between one’s own mind and heart and that of the artist.” —Jiawen, Rubin Museum Docent

Free with Museum Admission