For the first time, the Honolulu Museum of Art participates in Slow Art Day, which happens this Saturday, April 12. Launched in 2010 by Phil Terry, CEO of the customer-service consultancy Creative Good, Slow Art Day is a global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Each April, people all over the world visit museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience—museums are invited to add any programming they may create. This year, venues from the Aspen Art Museum to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence are participating.

The Honolulu Museum of Art offers two Slow Art sessions—at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.—followed by docent-led discussions at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Palm Courtyard. Iced tea and light refreshments will be provided. Five specially selected works from the museum’s permanent collection (above is one of them—we’ll keep the other four a secret!) will be the focus of the experience designed to spark thought-provoking conversation.

Free with museum admission. Register at Eventbrite.