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John Henry Twachtman, The Cabbage Patch, 1890–1893, oil on canvas, 25 × 25 inches. Extended loan from a private collection, EL2019.01.01.

Image Gallery

Slow Art Day 2021 – VIRTUAL

Saturday, April 10, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

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 and Carol Falender, touring docent, for an in-depth conversation about three artworks in our Collection that celebrate spring and renewal. 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 do you see that makes you say that?
  • Spring is a season of renewal. What signs of renewal do you see in these artworks?
  • What stories or narratives arise from these artworks? What happened before the moment we’re seeing? What might follow?

Presented in conjunction with Intersections in American Art.


Asheville Art Museum