Itís not what you look at that matters, itís what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
One day each year Ė April 27 in 2013 Ė 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. Thatís 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 meetup to discuss the experience (though some hosts decide to do the discussion right in the gallery).