Slow Art Day 2018

Apr. 11, 2018

April 14, 2018, 1-4 pm in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Gallery.

Enrich your museum experience with us on international Slow Art Day 2018 as we explore the transformative power of concentrated looking. Visitors will be guided through 5 - 10-minute meditations of works presented in the Barrick’s current exhibition Plural.

Slow Art Day is a global 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 lovers.

How does it work?

One day each year – April 14 in 2018 – 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.

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 hosts decide to do the discussion right in the gallery).