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Virtual Conversation: Slow Looking and Monet | October 5, 2020

Green water lilies with pink and purple flowers cover the surface of a reflective pond. A Japense-style wood bridge curves over the pond, and various other trees and forms of vegetation grow alongside the pond and over the bridge. Reflections of trees and plants mingle with the forms of the water lilies on the surface of the pond.

Author and educator Rachel Cohen, professor of Practice in the Arts at the University of Chicago, leads a participatory program focused on slow looking.

Participants engage in close observation of works by Monet and develop note-taking practices through a simple series of creative writing prompts. The program was co-facilitated by Art Institute educator Nancy Chen.

This event was recorded on October 5, 2020, in conjunction with the exhibition Monet and Chicago.

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