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Slow Art Day 2014


Saturday, Apr 12

11:00AM - 6:00PM

Admission: Free after museum admission

Slow Art Day 2014

Slow Art Day
is the global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

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 fans.

How Does It work?

One day each year – April 12 in 2014 – 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 over lunch to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing. In fact, Slow Art Day works best when people look at the art on their own slowly and then meet up to discuss the experience (though some decide to do the discussion right in the gallery).

See more about how Slow Art Day works and sign up to participate at

If you are visiting Mint Museum UPTOWN, here are the five selected works to contemplate:

Level 3 (Craft + Design): 

  • Ted Noten, Slow: Eleven Women and 400 Daisies, 2010, 3-D printed and gold plated nylon, magnet 

  • Hoss Haley, White Ripple, 2013, metal

  • Cristina Córdova, Preludios y Partidas, 2012, ceramic and concrete sculpture 

Level 4 (American, Modern & Contemporary Art): 

  • William Charles Anthony Frerichs, Nature’s Rushing Force, 1865-1880, landscape painting 

  • Ken Aptekar, Charlotte’s Charlotte, 2009, group of 6 painted panels with glass 

If you are visiting Mint Museum RANDOLPH, here are five more selected works:

  • Mexico, Teotihuacán, Censer (Incense Burner) with Butterfly & Floral Motifs, A.D. 550-650 

  • Allan Ramsay, Queen Charlotte, circa 1762, portrait painting 

  • Jacques Doucet, Evening Gown, circa 1890s 

  • Rookwood Pottery, Kitraro Shirayamadani, Dragon Vase, 1892 

    Upper Floor:

  • Jugtown Pottery, Benjamin Wade Owen, Han Vase, circa 1937