Taking Time with Art

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Taking Time with Art

This experience is:
for 1 person
< 1 hour long aesthetic

  1. Pick a museum you know and love.
  2. Go to the museum alone.
  3. Do what you need to do to make yourself comfortable – use the restroom, check your coat, have a snack, drink some water, etc. Shut off your cellphone. All the way off.
  4. Slowly walk through the museum (perhaps an unfamiliar area of it) until an artwork catches your eye.
  5. Stay with this piece of 30 minutes. During this time you may: stand in front of it, walk up to it, look at it from 3 inches away, look at it from 30 feet away, smell it, sit under it, and listen to it.
  6. Send any observations you have about the experience to:

    librarian@odysseyworks.org

This concept was the basis of Odyssey Works’ 2014 performance “The Dariad”.