Asheville Art Museum takes part in Slow Art Day, April 9

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With the goal of helping people discover the joy of appreciating art, the Asheville Art Museum is participating in Slow Art Day on April 9, encouraging visitors to spend time exploring an artwork and assessing their personal reactions throughout that process. One day each year, people across the world participate in Slow Art Day at their local museums and galleries. The Asheville Art Museum will join in this tradition, inviting the community to explore Willie Cole’s monumental print Stowage, and participate in a group discussion led by Kristi McMillan, Adult Programs Manager.

Through exploration and discussion, the art world becomes less distant and more personal. Looking at a work of art leads to discoveries, including the realization that expertise isn’t required to appreciate an artwork. Everyone has the ability to look at and comment on art meaningfully, and Slow Art Day presents an opportunity to engage in this process through the exploration of a specific work in the Asheville Art Museum’s Permanent Collection.

Slow Art Day at the Asheville Art Museum
Discussion of Stowage by Willie Cole
Saturday, April 9 from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Free with Museum membership or admission
For more information, visit ashevilleart.org

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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