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Nature, Art and the Subjectivity of Color

October 10, 2019 · 5:30 pm7:00 pm · 101 McCormick

Princeton University Art Museum

Moving from the vibrant pigments of bird feathers in the arts of the ancient Americas to the subtle hues used in Victorian illustrations of tropical plants, this interdisciplinary discussion considers the significance of color across cultures and species. Speakers are Mary (Cassie) Stoddard, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; Bryan Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, curator and lecturer in the art of the ancient Americas; Elaine Ayers, assistant professor of museum studies, New York University; and Catherine Riihimaki, associate director of the Council on Science and Technology.

A reception in the Museum will follow.

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