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    Material and Immaterial Aspects of Color

    Presented by at Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    September 22, 2012


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    Material and Immaterial Aspects of Color

    This daylong symposium features presentations by scientists, curators, conservators, and artists who will discuss the uses of color in works of art. Talks will focus on both the immaterial and material aspects of color, including symbolism and signi?cance in the use of materials since ancient times, the trade in precious colorants, challenges of creating art without traditional color, conservation of works that incorporate colored light, and...

    This daylong symposium features presentations by scientists, curators, conservators, and artists who will discuss the uses of color in works of art. Talks will focus on both the immaterial and material aspects of color, including symbolism and signi?cance in the use of materials since ancient times, the trade in precious colorants, challenges of creating art without traditional color, conservation of works that incorporate colored light, and perspectives of artists on the use of color in their own works. Program organized by Erin Mysak, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Conservation Science at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies.


    Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    485 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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