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The Painter’s Palette: A History of Color

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Wednesday, April 20th at 11:30am

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.**

We may take for granted the use of color in art, but historically, much thought, effort and expense has gone into that choice. Drawing on the work of many authors, Mary Woodward, will explore the world of colors and learn how certain colors were discovered, created and exploited. We will spin the color wheel and explore each of the seven colors of the spectrum. As we go, we will be introduced to some new pigments and dyes less familiar perhaps, such a gamboge, smalt and mummy brown! It’s a trip through time and around the world!

Woodward is a guide at several Historic New England properties and an art historian. She previously served as Public Programs Coordinator and Educator at the Concord Museum. She has a B.A. in Art History from Furman University and a M.A. in Art History from Emory University. She has 40+ years of experience, in museums of all shapes and sizes, from the comprehensive collection at the Cleveland Museum of Art to the one-room log cabin birthplace of President James K Polk.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library.

This Rockport Public Library program is cosponsored by the Haverhill Public Library.

Brendan Kiernan
(978) 373-1586 x 608