Special Events

Slow Art Day

Person looking at art

Visitors in J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free. October 31, 2015 – January 31, 2016. Photo: Dean Tomlinson © AGO.


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Special Events

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 10, 11 AM
Facebook Live

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau

Join us for Slow Art Day, a global event with a simple mission: to 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 and personal connections. The most important discovery is that we 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.

How can I participate? On April 10, 2021 join people all over the world and look at art slowly. Pick five works of art and sit with them for 10 minutes each. That's it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing. The AGO will share five artworks on our Social Media platforms with slow looking prompts, as well.

You can also join us for a Close Looking: Slow Looking Video with Assistant Curator of Community Programs, Melissa Smith on April 5th.

Share your experience on social media: #SlowArtDay2021 @agotoronto @SlowArtDay

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