Slow on the draw


Want to go to the museum without feeling pressured to see everything? The communication studies department will be leading a trek through the Museum of Fine Arts to look at five works of art — slowly. After studying a variety of mediums in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art for five to 10 minutes, participants will regroup over coffee to discuss the experience. 

Slow Art Day is a global volunteer event with a bigger goal: to help more people find their inner appreciation for looking at and loving art. The organization, whose symbol is a turtle, believes that when people look slowly at a piece of art, they make discoveries. The annual event started in 2008 at one museum; this year Emerson will be celebrating with over 220 other venues.