“The ultimate intent is to get the right color.”

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September 18, 2015 by carolinetanski

One of my secret shames is that I have not taken advantage of having the Harvard Art Museum across the street since it reopened last fall. While the weather is still good I’m spending all of my free time outside, but once it gets cold I’m going to try to remember to spend some of my lunch breaks wandering around the renovated museum.

Fresh inspiration for this goal came when I read “A Wall of Color, A Window to the Past” on the Harvard Gazette website this morning. While I’m not a visual artist, this pigment archive appeals to both my inner archivist and my inner magpie. Click over to read the article and appreciate the rich histories of each of these vials of color. I have a feeling I could easily spend a week of lunch hours on this collection alone.

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