Art & Science of Color Theory with Julie Oppermann


Feb. 12, 2018, 7pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location

Marjorie Barrick Museum
Canvas painting of colorful strips and swirls


Visit the Barrick on February 12th, 2018, for a special look into the art and science of color theory with Julie Oppermann. Find out what it means to think about vision as an active process in the brain, not just the eye. 

Informed by Oppermann’s neuroscience background as well as her active international painting practice, this presentation will touch on everyone from 19th-century French chemist Michel Eugène Chevreul to Op Art’s Bridget Riley as we travel through the history of color theory in Europe and its journey to the US.

This talk will be part of a series of lectures and workshops by artists in our Spring 2018 exhibition Plural.

Image: Julie Oppermann, TH1223, acrylic on canvas, 2012. UNLV Photo Services / R. Marsh Starks

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Suggested voluntary contribution:

  • $5 adults
  • $2 child and senior

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

External Sponsor

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art