Yoko Ono. PEACE is POWER. 2019. Vinyl wallpaper and fabric. Commissioned on the occasion of The Museum of Modern Art’s 2019 reopening, courtesy the artist. Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

There is no one way to experience, connect with, and understand art. Slow Looking is an opportunity for people to gather, slow down, and experience one work of art for a set period of time. Our time together may consist of guided visualization, slow description, collective interpretation, storytelling, writing, movement, and making personal connections. You will be invited to share your observations, thoughts, and personal responses, and we ask you to welcome and notice the perspectives of others. All invitations are always optional. Our intention is to offer a welcoming space for a wide-ranging, international, and inclusive public to experience and respond to art together. We extend a direct invitation to individuals and groups whose perspectives have not been traditionally valued or made visible by dominant institutions and histories. In all our public programs, we encourage those gathered to respect the lived experiences of others and to practice cultural humility. No experience or expertise is required; you already have everything you need to participate.

Slow Looking is part of the initiative Artful Practices for Well-Being, which offers ideas for connectedness and healing through art.

The Adobe Foundation is proud to support equity, learning, and creativity at MoMA.

Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Major funding is provided by Volkswagen of America, the Agnes Gund Education Endowment Fund for Public Programs, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art Endowment for Educational Programs, the Jeanne Thayer Young Scholars Fund, and the Annual Education Fund.