Take a little time to enjoy art. That’s what the Toledo Museum of Art is inviting area residents to do April 11 on Slow Art Day.
TMA is joining more than 150 other art venues for the international observance that encourages people to take their time to look at art and discuss their observations with others.
Five works on view in the Museum will be featured that day: Anything Can Break by Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak (born 1961); Out of the Sky: Remembering 9/11 byWerner Pfeiffer (German-American, born 1937); a set of stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) on display at the Glass Pavilion; The Liberation of St. Peter by Luca Giordano (Italian, 1634–1705); and a marble copy of the ancient sculpture Laocoön and His Sons.
Participants can view the objects anytime between 10 a.m. and noon that Saturday (April 11). Docents will be stationed at each of the works to help guide visitors in looking closer at them.
Those attending can bring lunch or purchase a meal from the Museum Café to eat while discussing the works of art with others in Room 128 starting at noon.
The event is free but advance registration is suggested. To register, visit toledomuseum.org/events/slow-art-day.
Slow Art Day is part of the Museum’s ongoing efforts to encourage and teach visual literacy, which is the ability to “read” and comprehend visual language. This is the third year the Museum has participated in Slow Art Day.
Admission to the Museum is free. Parking is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.