Slow Art Day Crawls Into View!

Posted on Apr 20 by SEASONS Magazine

 

Courtesy of SBMA

Courtesy of SBMA

Slow Art Day…it’s crawling closer.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art is proud to bring Slow Art Day yet again to our appreciative gazes on April 27! Docents will impart knowledge of different art forms, and we commoners will have a chance to contemplate art at an easy pace and to share what we find. Participants will learn how to observe art and relish the experience of its influences.

These artistic lessons could come in the form of group discussions in front of the Asian Art collection after a moment of

Mount Fuji Seen from Waterwheel at Onden, by Katsushika Hokusai, courtesy of SBMA

Mount Fuji Seen from Waterwheel at Onden, by Katsushika Hokusai, courtesy of SBMA

contemplation. Or your creative docent might allow for ten minutes of silence in front of a handful of photographs in the collection This World Is Not My Home: Danny Lyon Photographs before a discussion of the pieces. However your particular experience pans out, Slow Art Day is something you don’t want to whizz by.

So peer out of your window with eager expectation and imagine the clouds (I know, what happened to the summer weather?) to be galleries and your mind, an expert. Slow Art Day is coming. And this year, you’ll want to be there—you’ll want to learn about what your mind can do, and the way that you uniquely see and experience art. You’ll want to participate with over 200 museums and galleries in this event on April 27.

Danny Lyon, Crossing the Ohio, Louisville (1966). The Menil Collection, Houston, gift of Kenneth G. Futter. © 2012 Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos. Currently on display in SBMA; courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery and Dektol.wordpress.com.

Danny Lyon, Crossing the Ohio, Louisville (1966). The Menil Collection, Houston, gift of Kenneth G. Futter. © 2012 Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos. Currently on display in SBMA; courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery

For a schedule, click here. There is no additional cost, and you may attend as many talks as you wish!

For more information about Slow Art Day, click here.

~Elise Kimball

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