Mindful Museum: Outdoor Slow Art Appreciation at the North Carolina Museum of Art

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Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm EDT

Location:  North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27607
United States


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The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is our state art museum in Raleigh, North Carolina. It opened in 1956 as the first major museum collection in the country to be formed by state legislation and funding. Since the initial 1947 appropriation that established its collection, the Museum has continued to be a model of enlightened public policy with free admission to the permanent collection. Today, it encompasses a collection that spans more than 5,000 years of artistic work from antiquity to the present, an amphitheater for outdoor performances, and a variety of celebrated exhibitions and public programs. The Museum features over 40 galleries as well as more than a dozen major works of art in the nation's largest museum park with 164-acres. One of the leading art museums in the American South, the NCMA recently completed a major expansion winning international acclaim for innovative approaches to energy-efficient design.

Slow art is a growing movement to mindfully observe and communally appreciate art. This hour-long program guides you through centering techniques and a breathing practice followed by an intentional observation of the iconic outdoor sculpture Gyre by North Carolina artist Thomas Sayre. Sharing and discussion are encouraged! This is a great practice to calm the mind and experience art in a deeper way. We will meet in between the East and West buildings and walk over as a group to experience and discuss Gyre.

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