Color is almost never seen as it really is: Selections from “Interaction of Color” by Josef Albers


Tue, May 21, 2019 to
Wed, Jul 31, 2019

First come, first served.

Interaction of Color

The exhibition is open during the John Wilson Special Collections' hours of operation.

In 1963, Yale University Press published a groundbreaking work by Josef Albers (1888-1976), a German-born artist who came to America in 1933 to escape Nazi oppression. Interaction of Color, based on a series of exercises Albers taught at Yale, contains almost 200 brilliantly printed large silk-screened plates that show color is perceived in the context of its surroundings.

During the course of the exhibition, plates will be changed to give viewers as much representation as possible from this epic publication that is a part of the John Wilson Special Collections.

This exhibit is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to our library’s leadership, innovation and reach through private support.

For more information contact Jim Carmin, John Wilson Special Collections Librarian at or 503.988.6287.

Target audience:

Adults, 50+

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