Most people spend about 17 seconds looking at a work of art. It’s time to hit pause. Join this global event designed to slow you down with mindful looking, thoughtful sketching, and the art of seeing.
Guided Meditation in the Galleries
10:30–11:00 a.m. & 1:30–2:00 p.m.
Slow down, find your breath, and get centered in meditation sessions with the Shambhala Meditation Center
Indian Temple Hall (gallery 224), 2nd floor
Slow your mind and push your body with Ashtanga yoga instructor Charles Secallus.
Free tickets required (available day of show only at any Visitor Services Desk); first come, first served
Spotlight Gallery Conversations
11:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m. (at the top of each hour)
Engage in slow looking and thoughtful dialogue as a different artwork takes center stage during these 45-minute gallery conversations.
For Families: Mini-Meditators
11:30 a.m.–noon & 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Chill out, look slowly, and find your center as a family in these guided meditation sessions designed just for kids and their grownups. Sessions are offered in the galleries by the Shambhala Meditation Center
Slow Sketching in the Galleries
Hone in on the details in this drop-in drawing program with teaching artist David Krevolin
. All materials are provided.
Talk: The Art of Perception
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Ticket required: $20 (members free); includes Museum admission
Author Amy Herman presents insight into how looking closely at artworks sharpens observation, analytical, and communication skills.