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Academy Art Museum Announces Slow Art Day

On Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Academy Art Museum will host Slow Art Day. The event focuses on engaging visitors with physical works of art – how paintings, sculptures, photographs, and other media are perceived, considered, and experienced by the viewer. In our digital age, museums are increasingly trying to deliver “snackable” digital content – short bursts of entertaining and enlightening information delivered through social media initiatives or interactive installations. The question is: “Can museums offer an immersive, engaging digital experience that avoids superficiality and truly deepens the visitor’s experience of a work of art without relying on gimmicks?”

Academy Art Museum Senior Curator Anke Van Wagenberg will lead the Museum’s Slow Art Day, evaluating five artworks from the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Simply come the Academy Art Museum on April 9, prepared to take time looking at five pieces of art slowly, and participating in an informal  discussion afterwards. You can also continue your experience over lunch in a local venue or by bringing a brown bag lunch to the Museum. For further information, contact Anke Van Wagenberg at 410-822-2787 or by email at