Tate Modern Slow Art Day 2019: ‘Fantastic’

Featured

According to the visitor experience team at Tate Modern, Slow Art Day 2019 was “fantastic.”

Participants slowly looking at The Snail by Henri Matisse

They organized two one-hour slow looking sessions split between two artworks and, then, after the sessions, the team invited the visitors to come together for tea, coffee, biscuits, and a discussion about the whole experience.

Here’s what some of the participants said:

“A really interesting session. I’m more mindful of how to observe art in the future.”

“What a wonderful idea!

“I understand now how you can spend so much time in a gallery looking at art!”

“The combination of looking at art slowly and with other people is a real eye opener.”

“Really like the concept. As someone who can feel a bit intimidated by the art world this felt like a really nice way in and gives me more confidence to engage with art in the future.”

“A brilliant concept, lovely to think that this is going on all around the world.”

“I will definitely bring friends next time. Do it again!”

“I felt like a part of a group/community and was an hour well spent.”

“We can’t wait for next year to do it again,” said Adriana Oliveira, Visitor Experience Manager there at Tate Modern.

Phil

Reflections from Hosts: Catherine & Jilda

How successful can Slow Art Day be? Two of our 2014 hosts, Catherine and Jilda, reflect on their experimental event in immersive engagement – digitally and by non-traditional museum audiences.

slilde-1

Catherine and Jilda document key moments and behind the scenes insight for their National Museum of Australia event.

In the discussion portion, the group marveled at the connections they found between the works.

In the discussion portion, the group marveled at the connections they found between the works.

To read more about their event, click here.

– Karen

 

 

Notes from Hosts: Dr Medica Assunta Orlando

notesfromhosts

Hello fellow hosts,

The Museum of Paleontology and Palaeontology Maglie (Lecce, Italy) will host “The Origin of Art” Saturday, April 12.

I am hosting this event because I firmly believe that we must understand the art from its origins, from the times when the basic need of man to communicate. The understanding of this concept requires slow pace to overcome the aesthetic idea of works of art, to discover the values ​​and the deepest needs of the soul.

If you are in Salento (Puglia), do not hesitate to connect with us! Good luck to all of you for your respective goals Days of Art on Saturday.

Dr Medica Assunta Orlando

Sign up to participate in this event here.

Follow Your ‘Nose’…

Screen Shot 2014-02-09 at 6.47.21 PM

Our latest Pinterest board is so tantalizing that you’ll want to feast your eyes on these scrumptious combinations of art and food.

Once you get your artsy foodie fix, be sure to follow us on Pinterest to see more delightful finds from the Pinterest Universe!

– Karen

You Can’t Pin Us Down…

By MadeByBride (via Etsy c/o Pinterest)

By MadeByBride (via Etsy c/o Pinterest)

…Except on Pinterest!

Get ready for Slow Art Day 2014 by browsing our Pinterest boards, featuring some of the most thought-worthy slow looking quotes and eye-catching works to view slowly.

And while you’re there – don’t forget to relive the Slow Art Day 2013 memories in our special Board of our venues’ highlights!

We’re still dipping our toes into the Pinterest pool, so why don’t you stop by our latest nook of the internet and follow us while we’re ‘under construction’ ? No hard hats required.

– Karen