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Virtual Conversation: Illusion and Experience



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Pieter Holsteyn, the younger

Experience 17th-century artworks that depict insects, plants, textiles, and more in dazzling detail with this guided close looking session led by Chicago Objects Study Initiative (COSI) research fellow Sandra Racek and COSI research intern Olivia Dill. Join them to discuss how artists use materials and techniques to recreate experiences of direct observation and delight.

This virtual event will be hosted on Zoom. Find Zoom tutorials and resources here. If you have any questions about virtual programming, please reach out to

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