On March 17, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declared a statewide public health disaster emergency in response to the state's coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation includes the restriction of in-person gatherings of 10 or more people along with the temporary closing of several businesses in the arts, culture and entertainment sector.

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Slow Art Day

  • Details

  • 4/04/20
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • $0 – $8
  • Ages 15+
  • Categories

  • Museum/Exhibit
  • Museum/Exhibit

Event Description

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 to talk about their experience.  Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.  Participants are encouraged to take notes or make sketches (with pencil) of the artworks.  At the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, we suggest visitors who wish to participate in Slow Art Day to look at the selected works between 10 am and noon and then to meet at noon in the Carnegie Library Wing of the CRMA.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch for this time.  Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Kate Kunau will facilitate the discussion.  Free with paid museum admission.