Friday, March 28, 2014

What is Slow Art Day? Mark Your Calendars -- April 12, 2014

This event is absolutely one of my favorite days of the year.


Saturday, April 12, 10AM-2PM

PEM Atrium and Galleries

Included with museum admission -- Salem residents and PEM members are FREE!

To register, visit

Join the grassroots event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Come early to explore suggested works in the galleries at your own pace; then join others for lunch at 1PM in the Atrium to talk about what you saw, felt, and discovered.

Why Slowly?
When people look slowly at a piece of art, they make discoveries. The most important one is that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise).  And that’s an exciting discovery. It unlocks passion and creativity and helps to create more art fans.

How does it work?

One day each year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing. 

To register, visit

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