Slow Art Day 2022 is happening now all over the world in more than 175 museums, galleries, hospitals, sculpture parks, and other settings.
Plus, many more people are simply finding ways to slow down today.
Check out Instagram for #slowartday to see photos and videos of what’s happening.
I founded Slow Art Day as an antidote to the screen-based fast-paced multi-tasking world we were all creating back in the 2000s (Apple and Facebook were both clients when I first came up with the idea).
If you are an educator, curator, or artist leading slow looking sessions today, then know you are part of a global movement – that as you guide your visitors to slow down, so are many of your peers simultaneously doing the same thing all over the world.
And please take pictures and video. Post with the hashtag #slowartday. And send us your report.
Otherwise, whoever you are, go look at art slowly today.
Visit a museum or gallery. Or go online with longtime Slow Art Day leader, the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Look at 5 works for 10 or more minutes each (the courageous might choose one work and look for an hour).
Shift positions. Look away and then look back.
Be open to the profound love you may experience when you slow down and really look at art.
Certainly allow yourself to see beyond what you *expect* to see.
Most of all, have a happy and slow day.