Slow Art Days

April 1-8 

Slow Art: Taking Time to Look at Art

Participate in our virtual, no cost Slow Art program at your own pace!  The steps are simple and family friendly.

1. Click on one of the works of art below and spend 5-10 minutes looking closely at it. 

2. After you spend time meditating on each artwork. submit one word about that artwork using the google form here or adding it as a comment to the Albany Institute social media. 

3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 with one of the other selected works of art.

In a rush?  There is no need to look at all three works of art on the same day.  Participants will have until April 9th to submit their one word reaction to the artwork.  On April 10th, Slow Art Day, word clouds generated from your comments will be posted to Albany Institute's social media and our website.  No background in art is necessary and families are encouraged to participate. 

Have questions?  Contact Victoria Waldron, Education Assistant at waldronv@albanyinstitute.org OR 518-463-4478 ext 404. No cost.

Sketchbook page 7. Thomas Cole. ca. 1823. Pencil on Paper. Gift of Florence Cole Vincent, 1958.28.109.
Untitled V1. Leigh Li-Yun Wen. 1997. Oil on Canvas. Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase, 1998.16.
Wanting to be Free Like the Wind Blows Through a Tree. Elizabeth Zunon. 2009. Oil paint and collage on watercolor paper. Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase, 2014.22.

April 7

The Halfmoon in Newburgh Bay. L.F.Tantillo

 Look & Learn for Families10am-11am

All hands-on deck! The Half Moon in Newburgh Bay by LF Tantillo is full of details that museum educator Victoria needs help exploring.  Participants will use their close-looking skills to discover how Henry Hudson sailed across an ocean and up the Hudson River to present day Albany. This family friendly activity is open to all ages, with no background in art required.

Register here.  Suggested Donation of $10.

 

 

The Baker's Wife. L.F.Tantillo

Art du Jour: The Baker's Wife 1pm-2pm

Take a break! This virtual program features a relaxed, explorative discussion of the painting The Baker’s Wife by L.F. Tantillo. Participants will be guided through a contemplative analysis of the painting by a member of the education staff. The guided discussion will be about 30-45 minutes, perfect for a break from your busy day at work or at home. No background in art is required to enjoy this program, but reservations are required.

Register here. Suggested Donation of $10.

 

April 8

SPECIAL EVENT: Making Meaning: Meditating on Artwork as Wellness


Thursday, April 8th, 7PM-8PM

 
Join the Albany Institute and Chloe Hayward (LCAT, ATR-BC) for an interactive virtual workshop and discover how to develop skills to connect to artwork as a tool for mental health and wellness. During this one-hour workshop for adults, participants will explore, view, and discuss works of art. Participants will also select and share an object from their personal space as a vehicle for connecting to artwork. The workshop will close with a brief guided meditation. No background in art is required.
Space is limited.

Registration may be made online HERE or by calling Ellie at 518-463-4478 ext.402. $25 non-members; $20 members

April 10 SLOW ART DAY

Happy Slow Art Day!  Welcome to the premiere of our first slow looking video: The Fist.

Art du Jour 1pm-2pm

The Fist. Alice Morgan Wright. 1921.Painted plaster. Gift of Elinor Wright (Mrs. Clark) Fleming, cousin of the artist, 1978.21.2.

Take a break! This virtual program features a relaxed, explorative discussion of The Fist by Alice Morgan Wright. Participants will be guided through a contemplative analysis of the sculpture by a member of the education staff. The guided discussion will be about 30-45 minutes, perfect for a break from your busy day at work or at home. No background in art is required to enjoy this program, but reservations are necessary. 

Register Here! Suggested Donation of $10.