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Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired—not tired!

June 2018
Free

Tending the Ground

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Edward Mitchell Bannister (American, born Canada, 1828 - 1901), Tending the Ground, 1886. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Purchase with additional funds given in honor of Norman B. Davis, Jr.

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Tending the Ground by Edward M Bannister in the American gallery.

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July 2018
Free

Big Fish Eat All the Little Fish

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Big Fish Eat All the Little Fish by Thornton Dial located in the Third Space exhibition.

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Free

The Allen Sisters

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on The Allen Sisters by Wayman Adams.

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Free

Portrait of the Van der Graeff Family

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Portrait of the Van der Graeff Family by Jan Mijtens.

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Free

La Boisson Chaude (The Hot Drink)

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on La Boisson Chaude (The Hot Drink) by Christophe Huet.

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Free

Measuring, Measuring

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Measuring, Measuring, Emma Amos, 1995. Acrylic on linen canvas, Kente fragment, batiked hand swatches, African strip woven borders, and laser-transfer photographs, 84 x 70 in. (213.4 x 177.8 cm). Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art and the Traditional Arts Acquisition Fund, 2003.35. Art © Emma Amos/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Measuring, Measuring by Emma Amos located in the Third Space exhibition.

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August 2018
Free

Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice by Benjamin West.

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Bowery Derelict

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Bowery Derelict by George Luks.

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Free

The Pure Land of Amitabha

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on The Pure Land of Amitabha in the Chinese gallery.

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among the weeds, plants and peacock feathers

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Ebony G. Patterson, Jamaica, born 1981, active in Kingston, Jamaica and Lexington, Kentucky, among the weeds, plants, and peacock feathers, 2014, mixed media; Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Purchase with funds provided by the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art, AFI.150.2015a-e, image © Ebony G. Patterson

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on among the weeds, plants and peacock feathers by Ebony G. Patterson located in the Third Space exhibition.

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