Join us for Global Slow Art Day at WAM

Admiring art ... slowly

Take a day to "see" artwork at the Worcester Art Museum
In the footsteps of the Slow Food movement comes Slow Art. On April 17, 46 cities around the world are participating in International Slow Art Day.

Research shows that people spend as few as eight seconds looking at a single work of art in a museum. The aim of Slow Art Day, powered by the dynamic Phil Terry and Reading Odyssey last summer in New York, is to encourage people to spend more time and fully admire single pieces of art.

Both expert and novice art lovers are invited to join Slow Art Day in Worcester at the Worcester Art Museum, where the event will be hosted by Michelle May and Kathleen Horgan. It will be followed by a meet up in the Museum Cafe, where everyone can purchase lunch or a beverage and enjoy lively conversation about what they experienced.

We will provide participants with a list of works to look at and a map for locating them in WAM. Participants will view the art on their own or with a friend. Organizers encourage people to attend with a friend or family member. We request that children under 12 years attend with a parent.

Slow Art Worcester Details:

Saturday, April 17, 2010
Slow Art
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street | Worcester, MA
11:00AM - 12:30PM - art viewing, 1:00PM -2:00PM Lunch The Museum Cafe

Meet at 10:30 in the Lancaster lobby if you can for a quick hello and you are off on your own to enjoy the selections. Remember, sharing is fun with friends, so I urge you to sign up with a friend, your mom, or the personal next to you at the Bean Counter!

The list and map are provided with online registration at http://slowartworcester2010.eventbrite.com.

If you are on Facebook, check out the fan page for Slow Art, you can get inspiration from the global community that is involved. I just love how Facebook makes this world a little smaller!


Twitter hashtag for Slowart: #slowart

For more information and to see the expanse of global ideas and to learn more about the Reading Odyssey, see http://showsupport.typepad.com/odyssey/

Thanks and we hope to see you there!
~Michelle and Kathy

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