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Barrick Museum Presents Art & Science of Color Theory Feb. 12

Find out what it means to think about vision as an active process in the brain, not just the eye.
Arts & Culture  |  Feb 8, 2018  |  By Jennifer Vaughan
Media Contact: Jennifer Vaughan, 702-895-1575
close-up of artwork

A photo of TH1223, acrylic on canvas, by Julie Oppenheim. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Creative Services)

Visit the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 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 U.S.

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

 

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Suggested voluntary contribution:

  • $5 adults
  • $2 child and senior