The Walters Art Museum joins organizations worldwide in celebrating Slow Art Day on Saturday April 11, 2015.
Slow Art Day started in 2008 as an experiment in changing the way we view art in a museum environment. Below is a list of 5 works, selected by members of the Baltimore arts community, for you to view for 5 – 10 minutes. At 1 p.m., stop by the Café for a discussion about the experience with other participants.
3) Bust of an African Boy, Jan Claudius de Cock (Flemish, ca. 1700).
Location: Level 3/ 3A, Renaissance & Baroque Art: 17th Century.
4) African Venus, Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier (French, 1851)
Location: Level 4, From Rye to Raphael
Selected by Hoesy Corona & Ada Pinkston, artists, Labbodies.
5) Lamp Ornament (Iznik Fritware Mosque Sphere), (Turkish, early 16th century)
Location: Level 3, Islamic Art
Selected by Deana Haggag, Director, The Contemporary.
For more information about Slow Art Day, visit http://www.slowartday.com/.
Works for Slow Art Day selected by:
Michael Farley is a Baltimore artist known for immersive installation work, performative alter ego Ellen Degenerate and critical writing featured in Baltimore Citypaper, OutLoud, What Weekly and Bmore Art.