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Slow Art Day

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slow art day

One day each Spring people all over the world visit museums and galleries to look at art slowly.

The structure of Slow Art Day is simple: visit a museum, choose a work of art, and spend five to ten minutes engaging with it. Discuss your experience with friends or join the online conversation using #SlowArtDay. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the practice of seeing.

Looking with a Soft Gaze with Stephen Holtzman
2–3 pm | de Young

Through the uses of relaxation techniques and guided visualization, participants will learn to enhance their ability to focus on one piece of art for an extended period of time without words. No reservations necessary, but space is limited.

Ticket Information

Free after museum admission.

Contact Information

Public Programs
(415) 750-7694