“Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color”
May 11, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st St, New York, NY 10128


Exploring how color and color perception have been codified, manipulated, and employed to dazzling effects by artists and designers from antiquity to present day, this exhibition brings together 190 objects—including texts on color theory, psychedelic posters, Pantone decks, and vivid, 3D-printed sculptures—that illuminate the endless visual possibilities of a polychromatic palette.

Sample Plate (ca. 1920s). Photo: Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution.

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