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Slow Art Day Tours

Saturday, April 14, 2018
3:00 PM–4:00 PM
Free with Museum Admission

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 2018, a worldwide event encouraging the thoughtful exploration of art.

On this tour, you can transform the way you experience the art in our galleries. 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.

Buddha Shakyamuni ; Tibet; 18th century; Pigment on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; Gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.128 (HAR 75)

“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