April 8, 2017
Slow Art Day
You've heard of the slow food movement - but what about 'slow art'?
Recent research at the Louvre Museum in Paris discovered that visitors looked at one of its most popular art-works, the Mona Lisa, for only 15 seconds on average. Often when we visit museums and galleries, we race around, trying to see as much as possible in the time available to us. Slow Art Day encourages people to slow down, pause and look closely at a smaller number of works.
Join Butler Gallery's Education Curator Bairbre-Ann Harkin and try out this slower pace of looking at 'Cubus', an exhibition of new sculpture by Martina Galvin, followed by a cup of tea or coffee in the Castle Tea Rooms.
Since it’s founding in 2009, Slow Art Day has grown from a single venue event held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to over 180 venues around the world. Be part of the worldwide movement by getting involved in this local event in Kilkenny!
Bookings are now taking place on this eventbrite link or by calling 056 7761106.