Elements of Art: Color

Selections from the Permanent Collection

October 4 - November 27, 2016

The Riverside Art Museum continues to explore the elements of art this fall. Learn more about color from selections culled from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition will highlight primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, as well as complementary, warm, and cool colors. Explore the artists’ approach to color in this exhibition of sumptuous abstracts. 

Related Programming

Natural History of Color | Thursday, October 27, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Free with paid admission or membership

Join us for a conversation on the history of color, how pigments have been made in the past, and how color is used around the world and across cultures. CalBaptist University (CBU) Assistant Professor in the visual arts Kristi Lippire will discuss art historical and global perspectives on color and guide visitors in an exploration of ancient and contemporary materials. What does Realgar and Orpiment look like—or cochineal beetles both in beetle form and their powdered pigment? Come find out!

Mixing Color: Pigments and Paints | Saturday, October 29, 12 noon – 2 p.m., Free with paid admission or membership

In conjunction with Elements of Art: Color, CalBaptist Assistant Professor in the visual arts Kristi Lippire and her students will walk you through various methods to mix your own paints and pigments, including watercolor, egg tempera, oil, and more. Join us for a hands-on workshop and discover a world of color. Everyone will mix their own handmade paint to take home.