Flanders and Brussels welcome visitors to experience Slow Art Day on Saturday

Several museums in Flanders and Brussels will once again organise various activities on 13 April as part of Slow Art Day, an annual tradition.

Through different methods such as mindfulness, visual thinking strategies, creative assignments or yoga, Slow Art Day encourages visitors to spend more time taking in works of art." Experiences that people take with them on this day are also meaningful for all other days afterwards," says Katrijn D'hamers of Faro, the Flemish support centre for cultural heritage.

Slow Art Day is not just a local event but an international movement. This year, over 160 museums and other locations from 24 different countries are participating under the motto "The closer you look, the more you see", as stated on the global initiative's website.

In Belgium, there are about ten museums and several churches in Flanders and Brussels, including the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), the S.M.A.K. in Ghent and the Brussels Bozar. The programme includes sessions with museum guides, drawing assignments, looking at art through poems and an interactive interview.

#FlandersNewsService | ​ Musee Fin-de-Siecle Museum in Brussels © BELGA PHOTO LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ

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