Exhibitions

Room to Breathe

April 2, 2022  -  April 6, 2025

Free Admission

Frank Auerbach, Head of E.O.W. III, 1963-1964

Mindfulness and the art of getting away from it all

The noise and overstimulation of the modern world gets too much for many of us.

Room to Breathe is a dedicated space to help you experience art in a more mindful way.

You can see a variety of works from our collection and listen to original audio guides to help you to explore the art using mindful techniques.

Furniture, colour scheme, number and height of art works, text and audio meditations have all been carefully chosen in a way that we hope will encourage deeper engagement with art and reduce stress.

This a room for you. To rest. To recover. A room to breathe…

#MAGwellbeing

Room to Breathe

What’s REALLY going on when you look at art? 

Research project with Goldsmiths, University of London part of Room to Breathe

Wed 25 May, 10:30 – 16:30

Thur 26 May, 10:30 – 16:30

Fri 27 May, 10:30 – 16:30

No need to book, just turn up!

Visitor answering survey after viewing artworks in Room to Breathe

We are excited to be teaming up with psychologists from Goldsmiths, University of London to explore whether mindful viewing can deepen personal connection to art and reduce stress.

Members of the public will learn about their own bodily responses to art, while participating in a guided mindfulness practice. Each person will be fitted with a wrist sensor that will record in real-time their physiological reactions and responses to the artworks. 

Visitor being fitted with wrist sensor