Slow Art

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Slow Art

Slow Art

Dates: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 April 2022
Times: 14.00–16.00 BST
Location: Online (Zoom)
Tutor: Jo Rhymer

Description: Museums and galleries offer exciting opportunities for viewing pleasure. But with so much to experience, such visits can prompt the question ‘what must I look at’? A famous quote from the 19th-century American author, Henry David Thoreau, may be an apt response: ‘The question is not what you look at, but what you see.’ In this course, instead of looking at numerous paintings quickly, we’ll see just a small selection, slowly. Rather than accumulating facts, we’ll prioritise the sensation of seeing.

The Wallace Collection boasts key works in the history of art, created by outstanding artists. This course is particularly designed to help you develop visual analysis skills by looking at paintings in detail. You’ll develop core skills in active looking, which can be applied beyond the course – both online or at the museum – and you’ll increase your familiarity with the famous and lesser-known paintings we’ll consider.


Please read the full course description here.


Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five-minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

Tickets are for both dates of this course. Ticketholders will be emailed the Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 24 hours in advance of the first course session, which should be retained for accessing both sessions.

Course Recording: This course will be recorded. Within 48 hours of each course session, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only.


Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
27/04/2022 14:00 16:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £35
Online Course (Concession) £32
Online Course (Member) £30
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