Just how much are we missing when we breeze through a gallery on a sunny summer Saturday, pausing briefly to enjoy a colorful painting and glance at its label? What has escaped us when we grab a friend and take a selfie in front of a dramatic Dutch seascape or a monumental Rodin? Decades of museum gallery research shows the same result: most people spend less than 30 seconds in front of a work of art before moving on to the next.
But not eight-year-old Miles. Excited about NCMA’s Sit, Stay event, Miles made a great discovery recently by taking time to visit every painting in West Building. Read this blogpost written by Karen Kelly to see what he found.