A note from MIT List Visual Arts Center host Courtney Klemens:
We had a successful, first-ever Slow Art Day at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA, where we focused on our public art collection. It was a perfect day to walk throughout the campus and consider the relationship between art and the environment in which it is situated. To support our close looking, we did a number of collaborative engagement activities, including generating abstract poems and collaborative drawing. And, for fun, here’s a selfie the group took in front of Anish Kapoor’s “Non-object (Plane)”.
Just over a week ago, hundreds of galleries around the world celebrated Slow Art Day. As we wind down, we’ll be sharing some reflections from organizations that participated:
The Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound, Canada had a fantastic #SlowArtDay2014!
We invited people to #StickItToTheTOM! – guests were asked to write their responses to pieces in our current exhibitions on post-it notes and stick them beside each piece. The response was incredible (and colourful!). We also posted images on our Facebook and Twitter pages for people who couldn’t make it to the Gallery.
We love being a part of Slow Art Day and look forward to next year.
Thank you to Phil Terry, all of the organizers, all of the Galleries and all of the participants!
We had a great Slow Art Day 2014 in 238+ venues around the world.
The volunteer team that runs Slow Art Day is recovering and will soon be updating this site with the date for Slow Art Day 2015 (by the way, it’s Saturday, April 11, 2015).
The exhausted but happy team
Have a *good* Slow Art Day 2014 wherever you are in the world.
If just one more person in the world today learns that they have the innate ability to look at and and to love art, then we will have all reached our mission.
Founder, Slow Art Day
P.S. Tweet about your experiences today. Use #slowartday2014