Slow Art Day

02Apr11:00 am5:00 pmSlow Art Day

A woman sits on square yellow benchs in the center of an octagonal gallery. She is surrounded by three large, square paintings by Agnes Martin. A round oculus in the ceiling lets in natural light.

Event Details

Join thousands of museum-goers for the 13th annual International Slow Art Day, a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. As the Washington Post described, “In a society forever speeding up, slowing down has become a luxury and a challenge; a virtue and an act of rebellion.”

At the Harwood, we invite you to choose five works of art and spend at least 10 minutes with each object. Prompts, sketching materials, and stools will be available at the admissions desk. This event is included with admission. If you need a place to start, we suggest adding these works of art to your Slow Art Day itinerary:

  • Debbie Long, Mavis, 2022
  • Gus Foster, Pecos Big Horns, Pecos Wilderness, 1989
  • Agnes Martin Gallery
  • Ken Price, Death Shrine 1, 1972-1976
  • José María Apodaca, Nicho with Frame and Watercolor, c.1910
  • Barbara Latham, Decoration Day, c.1940
  • Juan Tafiho Mirabel, Untitled, 1930

Additionally, pop-up workshops will be offered in the afternoon exploring different ways of slowing down from sketching to looking and even moving your body. Registration is recommended.

Image credit: Agnes Martin Gallery, Harwood Museum of Art, Photo by Andrew Yates



(Saturday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm