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Slow Art Day: A different way to enjoy The Phillips Collection

April 14, 2011

Slow Art Day is based on the idea of experiencing art slowly. It’s said that when visiting a museum, most people spend only about eight seconds at each piece of art — and leave exhausted.

 

For Slow Art Day, we do it differently. Volunteer hosts choose a small number of works. Participants spend five to ten minutes experiencing each one on their own. Then the group gathers to discuss the experience over lunch.

Slow Art Day 2011 is this Saturday, April 16, and Alex Permagent and I are hosting at The Phillips Collection (sign up here!).

We’ve both been visiting the museum for four or five years now and independently decided it would be a great place for Slow Art Day.

For me, the Phillips was an obvious choice. It’s big enough to provide wide variety, small enough to feel intimate and approachable. Alex adds, “It’s an inviting museum, and it feels like the people who care for it do so with love.” Even more important, the Phillips can sometimes get overlooked with all the big museums on the Mall. So I jumped at the chance to invite others to enjoy it.

Alex and I had a great time choosing pieces to enjoy…slowly. We’re looking forward to sharing them with you.

Please RSVP here, then join us at 11 am this Saturday!

Kira Marchenese, Guest blogger and co-host of Slow Art day at The Phillips Collection

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2011 11:50 am

    Have a great Slow Art Day event today, Kira!

    Best,

    Phil
    Founder, Slow Art Day
    http://SlowArtDay.com

  2. April 16, 2011 11:51 am

    Have a great Slow Art Day, Kira!

    Best,

    Phil
    Founder, Slow Art Day

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