Slow Art Day – Saturday, April 8

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What happens when you spend several minutes looking at a piece of art?

Find out at Ellarslie on

Saturday, April 8, 2017

11 am – 12 noon

No admission required – donations gladly accepted.

Join the Slow Art movement and REALLY LOOK at a piece of art.

Holmes Band Shell

At first glance, it’s lovely, but what do you seen when you give yourself time to really look?


Saturday is Slow Art Day, an annual event in which 170 museums and art galleries in the U.S. and around the world are participating this year. Here’s how it works:

  • Show up at Ellarslie on Saturday, then “look slowly—5-10 minutes—at each piece of pre-assigned art.” You’ll have the whole museum to yourselves.
  • Discuss your experience with other participants.

The discussion at Ellarslie will be facilitated by internationally respected sculptor, Harry Georgeson.

Click Here to see the BBC video on Slow Art culture.