The Museums at W&L Celebrate International ‘Slow Art Day’ W&L will celebrate the global event on April 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Reeves Museum of Ceramics.
The Museums at W&L is celebrating “Slow Art Day,” a quiet international art movement, on Saturday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For anyone interested in taking the time to learn new techniques for viewing art, join Elizabeth Spear, curator of academic engagement, for a session of close-looking. Each session will focus on two current temporary exhibitions “Born of Fire: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists” and “Mother Clay: The Pottery of Three Pueblo Women.” Sessions will consist of an exercise that encourages slow reflection, appreciation, and avoiding a rush to fix an interpretation of what we see. Come alone or bring a friend!
There will be four 50-minute sessions at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and can be reserved online here.
For reservations, visit tiny.cc/slowartday23.
“For me, ‘Slow Art Day’ is about giving yourself permission to slow down and really linger over an artwork or group of artworks — maybe even lose track of time,” said Speer. “Remind yourself that you don’t have to accomplish anything other than looking and taking note of what you see. You’ll be amazed at how much more you get out of your experience when you’re patient with yourself.”
For more information, visit slowartday.com