One evening a super close Brazilian friend took us to an art reception. The art was wonderful.
I really enjoyed watching Alex and the other Brazilians look at the work.
It opened a window into Brazilian culture. Alex spent nearly 15 - 20 minutes looking at and thinking about a drawing in the first room. Though he may not have spent that much time looking at all the works, he did spend much more time than Americans. I don't think he ever made to the entire show.
The idea of time and how we relate to it is very different in North and South American cultures and this certainly could be seen in the way we view our art.