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 being an expert. And that’s an exciting discovery. It unlocks passion and creativity and helps to create more art fans.
Slow Art Day invites people all over the world to visit local museums and look at art slowly. Participants spend about ten minutes looking at a single work of art and then discuss it with fellow participants. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to look closely, make observations, and share your responses. Please join us and slowly explore works in the Ringling collection with friends, museum staff, volunteers, and other visitors!
On April 9 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Ringling docents will be stationed in front of four paintings to help facilitate your slow looking. Feel free to stop by these works at any point during your visit. You might be surprised at how much you can discover when you take the time to see it!