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“Ancient Color” exhibit reception and opening lecture

March 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in a discussion about the study of pigments and dyes in the ancient world with archaeologist Hilary Becker (State University of New York), conservation scientist Greg Smith (Indianapolis Museum of Art), art historian Mark Abbe (Lamar Dodd School of Art @ University of Georgia), and conservation scientist Christina Bisulca (Detroit Institute of Arts). The audience is encouraged to join the discussion.

The Kelsey Museum galleries and the exhibition “Ancient Color” will be open from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Reception at the Kelsey Museum with non-alcoholic beverages from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

After the reception, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., join us for the discussion in the Helmut Stern Auditorium at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.


“Ancient Color” will be on exhibition at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology from February 8 – May 26, 2019.


Additional information can be found here.


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March 20, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
434 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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