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Materials Lab Workshop: Josef Albers’s Color Experiments

05 March 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Organized by: Harvard Art Museums
Venue: Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street

This event is at capacity.


Bauhaus-trained artist and educator Josef Albers (1888–1976) was celebrated for his iconic abstract paintings, the influence of his experiential explorations of color in his art and a lifetime of teaching, and his seminal visual exercises published as Interaction of Color (1963). Albers’s legendary color course taught generations of students at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale University to see color in new and unexpected ways.


Working directly from Albers’s teaching notes and his students’ recollections, Albers Foundation educator Fritz Horstman will lead participants through some of these experiments, such as how to “make one color become two” and how to create what Albers called “the four color worlds.”