Event: Slow Art Day

A visit to an art museum is not meant to be a track meet, but too many people treat it that way and spend only minutes in a gallery before moving on and quickly forgetting what they saw.

click to enlarge Taft Museum of Art
Taft Museum of Art

A visit to an art museum is not meant to be a track meet, but too many people treat it that way and spend only minutes in a gallery before moving on and quickly forgetting what they saw. To remedy that, Cincinnati's art museums are participating in Global Slow Art Day on Saturday. Starting at 11 a.m. at the Cincinnati Art Museum (953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org), viewers can spend an hour looking at five artworks selected by Lisa Jameson, associate professor of art education at Northern Kentucky University. Afterward, from noon-1 p.m., there will be guided discussion over boxed lunches ($10 per person) in the Castellini Room. 


At 11 a.m. at the Taft Museum (316 Pike St., Downtown, taftmuseum.org), patrons can look slowly at five pieces of art and then discuss with docents over lunch in the café. Museum admission free; reservations required at 513-684-4515 or slowarttaft2014.eventbrite.com. 

From 11 a.m.-6 p.m., the Contemporary Arts Center (44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org) is offering free admission and various activities, including distribution of curator-prepared flyers highlighting several works of art to consider slowly.

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