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The Museums at W&L Celebrate International ‘Slow Art Day’ W&L will celebrate the international movement on April 2 from noon to 2 p.m. in Watson Gallery on the W&L campus.

SOC020922_009-600x400 The Museums at W&L Celebrate International ‘Slow Art Day’Participants view “The Root of the Matter” in the Watson Gallery.

The Museums at Washington and Lee University are celebrating “Slow Art Day” on April 2 with an event from noon to 2 p.m. featuring “The Root of the Matter,” a temporary exhibition of the contemporary art of Sharon Norwood, at the Watson Galleries on the W&L campus.

Slow Art Day is an international art movement focused on deliberation and contemplation. On the first Saturday of April each year, museums worldwide observe the day by organizing varied opportunities for visitors to deeply observe works of art they choose for themselves without rushing.

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and can be reserved online here.

Student curator Posi Oluwakuyide ’24 will lead two 50-minute sessions of close looking, teaching new techniques for viewing art. The sessions focus on exploring, seeing, reflecting and responding to artworks that provoke an honest conversation about race, beauty and differences.

Each workshop will consist of exercises that help participants explore what they can learn from art. These exercises encourage unhurried reflection, appreciation and avoiding a rush to fix an interpretation of what we see.

For more information, visit slowartday.com.