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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.
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.
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 slowartday.com.
If you are visiting Mint Museum UPTOWN, here are the five selected works to contemplate:
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
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
Jugtown Pottery, Benjamin Wade Owen, Han Vase, circa 1937