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Gallery Talk: Trompe l’oeil—Tricks and Treats of the Eye

October 31, 2017
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

A trompe l’oeil painting is both a trick and treat for the eye: the objects on the canvas appear so real that it seems as though you could touch them, but they are cleverly arranged illusions. Join Woman’s Board Fellow Alice Boone in exploring the tricky tradition of these paintings in American art.

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Rack Picture for Dr. Nones, Attributed to William A. Mitchell, 1879. Frederick G. Wacker Endowment; through prior gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Abby Louise Spencer Eddy.