Color in a New Light

January 23, 2016 – May 15, 2017

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Ground Floor, Evans Gallery Floor Plan

Most of us take color for granted. We simply see it the moment that light beams from or reflects off an object, enters our eyes, and is processed by our brains. But do we stop to think what color actually is? Journeying through the collections of the Smithsonian Libraries—from chemistry to catalogs, from colorblind tests to couture—we might see color in a new light.