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Slow Art Day 2015

April 11th 


Slow Art is free and run by volunteers. You pay only your museum admission (if any) and buy your own lunch. 

Slow Art Day is the global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

Why Slow?

When people look slowly at a piece of art they make discoveries. The most important discovery they make is that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise). And that’s an exciting discovery. It unlocks passion and creativity and helps to create more art fans.

What started in 2008 as a personal experiment in a different way to view art by Slow Art Day founder Phil Terry, has grown into an annual event with now hundreds of museums and galleries around the world participating. Slow Art Day is an international celebration of art that encourages people to look at art SLOWLY.  By taking time to explore, the participant makes a deeper, more meaningful connection with each piece.  

Virginia MOCA is excited to join the Slow Art Day movement again this year.  A MOCA Gallery Teacher will lend a hand as we take our time exploring 5 selections from the current New Waves 2015 and Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit.  An hour of individual viewing is followed by lunch off-site.

For more information on Slow Art Day visit: