When:
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 11:00a -
2:00p

Where:
ICA, MFA, and MIT List Museum
Various locations
Boston, MA 02108

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Admission:
$Varies

Categories:
Art, Date Idea

Event website:
http://slowartday.com/

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.

Why Slow?

When people look slowly at a piece of art they make discoveries.

They discover the art of discovery - i.e. by looking slowly they find that they can see so much more than by looking for only a few seconds (the typical museum visitors spends 10 seconds or so looking at each art work). They also discover that they can participate in the art experience - i.e. that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise) and that they have a lot to say about the art after a period of contemplative looking.

We believe that these discoveries unlock passion and creativity and help to create more art fans.

How Does It work?

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.

Participating Boston-area museums:

The Museum of Fine Arts
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-slow-art-day-museum-of-fine-arts-boston-april-12-2014-tickets-7465737221

The Institute of Contemporary Art
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-slow-art-day-institute-of-contemporary-art-april-12-2014-tickets-10414749797

MIT List Visual Arts Center
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cambridge-slow-art-day-mit-list-visual-arts-center-april-12-2014-tickets-10701340999?aff=es2&rank=223

No additional cost beyond museum admission.

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