Did you know that on average we only look at art for 30 seconds when we visit a museum, gallery or exhibition? Did you also know that if you look for a little longer you will appreciate and value it more? Art can be difficult to understand and relate to, but research shows that the key to developing a relationship with art is prolonged exposure to it. Just like you need to spend time with a person to get to know them, art requires you to make an effort. We tend to only take in a small fraction of what is around us, so to fully take in our surroundings and better understand them we have to slow down.