International Slow Art Day | Art and Music for Well Being


International Slow Art Day | Art and Music for Well Being

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau 

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

Slow down and enjoy time in the galleries carefully looking at a few works of art with an NBMAA docent. Learn to look slowly, think deeply, and see things differently, while making discoveries about works of art. This meditative approach to art uses simple mindfulness techniques that have proven to increase mental wellbeing and promote healthy living. 

Two Docent-led Slow Art Sessions: 

Register for 11 a.m. session

Register for 3 p.m. session 

If you would like to explore the practice of slow art on your own, here is a helpful guide to slow looking


While you're at the NBMAA on April 2, you can also enjoy:

Hartt School Community Division Performance

Saturday, April 2, 1-2:30 p.m.

Come and listen to original musical compositions written by University of Hartford students and performed by musicians from the Hartt School Community Division. Each of these works is based on masterworks from the Museum's collection, which visitors can discover after the performance. Learn More.