17 SECONDS PER WORK OF ART. Terry Teachout in the Wall Street Journal (April 3) called attention to the fact that this Saturday, April 8, is Slow Art Day. Here is the web site for the Day. On the day you can go to a participating art museum and look slowly for five or ten minutes at preselected works of art. At this point the participating museums are mostly small ones.

One reason for promoting Slow Art Day is a survey showing that on a visit to a museum most people spend an average of 17 seconds in looking at each work of art.

I posted here on how in a museum I try to pick out one painting in each room to look at.

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