The Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, VA saw a terrific turnout for their Slow Art Day in 2019. 50+ participants attended and enjoyed the art of slowing down.
To generate a strong turnout, they decided to offer free admission for Slow Art Day participants, and they also increased social media promotion.
Participants gave quite positive feedback including this visitor:
“I really enjoyed the concept, and taking the time to [slow down]… it forces you to really take in what you’re viewing.”
The museum looks forward to participating in Slow Art Day 2020.
Here’s a photo from the event below:
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art focused on key pieces in the exhibit,
, which explores groups (minorities, women, etc.) that have been underrepresented in history. Slow Art Day also coincided with Military Family Appreciation Day at VirginiaMOCA so a number of families came and did slow looking together. The Rest of History
I never would have spent the time to look at these pieces and make the type of connections I did without this event.
– PARTICIPANT (A MOTHER OF A FAMILY OF FOUR)
Looking at oil on Mylar portraits from
Photo copyright Jim Setzer. Charles Edward Williams.
Greetings from Richmond, VA, USA
Slow Art Day 2014! I can’t wait.
I’ve got lots of people signed up (45), and have been keeping in touch with them on a regular basis. I hope they all show up!
It’s going to be an exciting event.
I’ve chosen 3 pieces from the 20th century galleries and 2 from an area under viewed for sure, sporting life, which is mainly British paintings ofhorse and dogs from the 1800s.
Won’t people be surprised!
Instead of making buttons this year, I made labels on adhesive backed paper.
I look forward to seeing everyone’s photos from the event.
Best wishes to all,
Mim Golub Scalin
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