BECK FAMILY CENTER GALLERY

colors in art: works from the permanent collection

February 18, 2018 - April 29, 2018 

Members' Preview | Saturday, February 17 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Preview Admission for Members is Free | Guests - $5 Admission

The following text panels are part of the exhibit and encourage thought and conversation about the art.

COLOR
Our world is full of beautiful colors. The colors we see around us are actually different types of light bouncing off objects and into our eyes. Colors also have meanings. For example, a red light means “stop” in traffic, and a white flag means “surrender” in war.

PAINT
Artists make paint by mixing something called a pigment with water. A pigment is a material that changes the color of the reflected light by absorbing some colors and reflecting other colors.

RAINBOW COLORS
White light is made from all the colors of the rainbow- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. When white light from the sun passes through the rain, it can refract (split) to make a rainbow.

ANIMAL COLORS
Male birds are often more colorful to attract female birds. Some animals use bright colors as a warning, and some can change color. Others use their coloring to blend in with their surroundings.

REFLECTING COLORS
A plant looks green because green light reflects off it into our eyes. The other colors of light from the sun are absorbed by the plant’s leaves.

MIXING COLORS
Primary paint colors can be mixed to make secondary colors. The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. Secondary colors can be also mixed to make new colors- for example, mixing orange and green makes brown.

CLICK ON AN IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW THE GALLERY SLIDESHOW
Kellyann Burns, 11:31 am 7/28/2003, 2003, oil on canvas, gift of Toni FedericiKellyann Burns, 9:28 am 12/18/2000, 2000, oil on canvas, gift of Toni FedericiHerbert L. Fink, Untitled, 1966, oil on canvas, gift of Sylvia OgurHerbert L. Fink, Untitled, 1966, oil on canvas, gift of Sylvia Ogur
Cecile Galluzzo, Packaged Dolls, 1998, oil on canvas, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Cedarhurst Collector’s ClubPaul Krainak, Untitled, 2002, acrylic on canvas, gift of the artistOmar Ramirez, Mitchell Grounds, 1996, acrylic on canvas, gift of the artistJohn Sabraw, Switch, 2001, oil on panel, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Cedarhurst Collector’s Club
William H. Thielen, Untitled #122 (Sore Spot), 1999, acrylic on panel, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Cedarhurst Collector’s ClubDale Threlkeld, Free Spirit, 1999, oil on canvas, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Cedarhurst Collector’s ClubDale Threlkeld, Secret Pleasure, 1995, oil on canvas, gift of Jack and Joan Goldman