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Slow Art Day 2020

Talks & Tours

Saturday, April 4, 11am – 12:30pm


Paul Cézanne. Still Life with Skull (Nature morte au crâne) (detail), 1896–1898. BF329. Public Domain.

Free with admission

About the Event

The Barnes is pleased to participate in Slow Art Day 2020, a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover the joy of looking at and loving art. Our approach to art education is grounded in careful, prolonged observation and critical thinking, a mission that aligns with Slow Art Day’s focus on the art of seeing.

What’s On

11am – noon

Slow Looking in the Galleries

When you arrive at the Barnes, you’ll receive a list of five paintings for your self-guided slow-looking experience. Spend an hour or so in the galleries looking carefully at these works, then join us in Comcast Auditorium on the lower level for a 30-minute discussion about your experience

Noon – 12:30pm

Discussion in Comcast Auditorium

William Perthes, Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education, will lead a discussion about the slow-looking experience.