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*FULL* Slow Art Day – VIRTUAL

Saturday, April 4, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. When people look slowly at an artwork, they make discoveries. One day each year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at one or a few artworks and talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing. Read more about Slow Art Day at slowartday.com.

For this year’s event, join Doris Potash, master docent, for an in-depth conversation about three artworks in our Collection made by women, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Before the discussion, find a quiet space. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let it out slowly. Now open your eyes, and engage with the artworks in the image gallery; click on the thumbnail for a larger image, and spend about 15 minutes looking slowly at each.

  • What’s going on in each artwork? What details do you notice?
  • If you were in those places, what sounds would you hear? What textures and temperatures would you feel?
  • What memories and emotions do these artworks evoke?
  • Each of these artworks was created by a woman. Is there anything about the works that you would associate with a uniquely female perspective?

Presented in conjunction with Intersections in American Art and Connect Beyond Festival.

Asheville Art Museum