Virtual Conversation: Slow Looking and Monet

Water Lily Pond, 1900 On the occasion of the exhibition Monet an d Chicago , 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.

Cohen writes, “Monet’s special way of looking, again and again, noticing the subtle changes in familiar landscapes at certain times of day, certain seasons, is especially resonant in this period when our own looking is confined and a particular window […]


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