Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Color Specialization: Course Information and Inspiration

Color is a fascinating and abstract field of study. Check out the Color Specialization, a 22-credit sequence of university-wide courses that prepare students for using color in their respective fields.

And, we have lots of great color adventures (with free entry) within driving distance of campus:

National Farmers’ Bank. Architect Louis Sullivan. Owatonna, Minnesota. The architect put over 200 colors in the interior of this ornate smash of a building. Be prepared for a huge dose of detail and ornament.

Amber Box. Guthrie Theater. Architect Jean Nouvel. Minneapolis, Minnesota. See the world in a yellow hue. (Tour guides report that the architect used yellow to reference the goggles he wears while skiing in the Alps.)

Sky Pesher. Walker Art Center grounds. Artist James Turrell. Minneapolis, Minnesota. The most perceptually wacky color moments happen around sunrise and sunset, but a visit anytime of day is well worth the trip.

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