Slow Art Day - New Bedford Whaling Museum

This program is part of general admission to the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Did you know that the average visitor only spends 21 seconds in front of a work of art? Let’s change that, together!

Celebrate Slow Art Day at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Saturday, April 14, 2024 and explore our Framing the Domestic Sea: Photographs by Jeffery C. Becton exhibition. Visitors to the exhibition will be encourage through a Slow Art Day looking guide to slow down, explore the details, and connect more deeply to what the New Bedford Light called “a collection of haunting images that demand attention.”

Slow Art Day is free with Museum admission.

Want to spend even more time with Jeffery Becton's work? Consider purchasing his catalogue, The Farthest Housefrom our Museum Store.

Framing the Domestic Sea
Surreal and panoramic in scope, Framing the Domestic Sea is a new body of work by celebrated Maine artist, Jeffery C. Becton. Becton's layered visual images evoke the past, New England’s varied histories, the maritime world, and contemporary environmental concerns.

Slow Art Day
Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Officially launched in 2010, Slow Art Day has become an integral part of the international museum and gallery calendar with more than 1,500 events produced on every continent, including Antarctica. Learn more at: