Artwork Selections for #SlowArtDay 2015

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.

1) The Tulip Folly, Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1882).
Location: Level 4, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story.

2) The Duel After the Masquerade, Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1857-1859).
Location: Level 4, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story.
Selected by Michael Anthony Farley, artist and critic.

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

Works for Slow Art Day selected by:

Deana Haggag
As Director, Deana Haggag transformed The Contemporary into a roving, responsive entity capable of bringing art into various locations throughout Baltimore City.

Multidisciplinary artists Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston created LABBODIES, a performance art laboratory dedicated to showcasing new methodologies for engagement and enactment.

Michael Farley
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.