This event is onsite only

Meet in the Randolph Sculpture Gallery, Ground floor, Gallery 21

This event is now FULLY BOOKED

Led by Lynne Ward & Jude Barrett, Ashmolean Informal Learning Team

'It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see' - Henry David Thoreau

One day each year people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

So come and join us to look at five works of art in the Museum for 10 minutes each, and then meet together to talk about your experience over tea and cakes.

It'll be a surprise which artworks you see on the day, but our five chosen works will link to our Making a Mark season of events by looking at different ways in which artists have made their mark in creating their work.

About Slow Art Day

Founded in 2010, Slow Art Day is a global event (more than 1,500 museums and galleries have participated) with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.


This event is in-person only.

Tickets are £12 each.

This event is now FULLY BOOKED

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