Join us for virtual Slow Art Day on April 4

Join us for virtual Slow Art Day on April 4

March 31, 2020 | Published by MMA

Slow Art Day 2020

Join us on McMaster Museum of Art’s Instagram for a Virtual Slow Art Day this Saturday, April 4.

Date: Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Time: 12-2 PM
Where: Here on our @macmuseum Instagram feed and stories
No registration required, just hop on Instagram!

What is Slow Art Day?

Did you know that the average time spent viewing a work of art is only 7 seconds?  Slow Art Day is a worldwide movement to encourage slow looking and attempt to break down the barriers between the general public and the gallery setting.

In April every year, galleries and museums all over the world host Slow Art Day events where participants spend one hour pre-selected art works, followed by an open discussion about the art they’ve seen and how they’ve experienced it.    Due to the global COVID-19 situation, we’ve been challenged to rethink Slow Art Day for a virtual platform this year.  We’ll be rolling out images from our collection on the @macmuseum Instagram feed – join the discussion in the comments and on our stories!  The idea is that anyone can appreciate art and have something valuable to say about it, regardless of their level of knowledge about art or art history.

We look forward to “seeing” you Saturday!

This event is presented as part of the museum’s N. Gillian Cooper Education Programme.