Third Fridays, 5:30–6 pm
The idea of “slow art” has its origins in the “slow food” movement centered on the deliberate enjoyment and appreciation of food that began in Italy in the late 1980s. From this transformation in the way we eat came myriad “slow” movements that address other areas of life, such as travel, fashion, and art. The aim of the slow art movement is to deliberately break from the frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Tadao Ando’s architecture foregrounds simple materials and straightforward form; thus, the Modern is an elegant vehicle in which to shift into this unhurried way of approaching art. Led by a docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern features a 30-minute tour beginning at 5:30 pm. By attending to a single artwork, visitors will be given the room necessary to think about the myriad dimensions of the piece before them. Slowing down never looked so good.