Slow Art Day

at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
April 14th, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Most people spend about 17 seconds looking at a work of art. It’s time to hit pause. Join this global event designed to slow you down with mindful looking, thoughtful sketching, and the art of seeing.
Guided Meditation in the Galleries
10:30–11:00 a.m. & 1:30–2:00 p.m.
Slow down, find your breath, and get centered in meditation sessions with the Shambhala Meditation Center.
Spotlight Gallery Conversations
11:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m. (at the top of each hour)
Engage in slow looking and thoughtful dialogue as a different artwork takes center stage during these 45-minute gallery conversations.
For Families: Mini-Meditators
11:30 a.m.–noon & 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Chill out, look slowly, and find your center as a family in these guided meditation sessions designed just for kids and their grownups. Sessions are offered in the galleries by the Shambhala Meditation Center.
Slow Sketching in the Galleries
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Hone in on the details in this drop-in drawing program with teaching artist David Krevolin. All materials are provided.
Talk: The Art of Perception
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Main Building