The Origins of Color

Origins of Color Poster

Origins of Color
An exhibit at the John Crerar Library
April 16 - November 2, 2007

(this exhibit is no longer on display)


The Origins of Color exhibit explores the historical and scientific development of pigments and dyes and their production and uses in both fine art as well as craft manufacture. The exhibit features books from our collections together with mineralogical samples, vials of pigments and dyes, and various samples of textiles and other end products of color processes.

Acknowledgements:  This exhibit was created by Elizabeth Long, the University of Chicago Library

We thank the John Crerar Foundation for their support of this exhibit.

For more information please contact Jennifer Hart, University of Chicago at 773-702-7569 or by email at:


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