We are a multidisciplinary research group dedicated to studying color in the global premodern world with attention to materiality, art practice, and theory.

Hand Colored Rare Books & Maps​

View some of the earliest printed references to paint recipes and see how  complicated the circulation of pigments and dyestuff was throughout the early modern world. Plus, we will make a tiny book….

Friday, March 29, 2019, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Join us for an exploration of pigments through the medium of watercolor. Participants will learn historic and contemporary context for paint pigments while experimenting with color mixing in a hands-on workshop held at Wet Paint Artists’ Materials & Framing in St Paul. 

Friday, April 5, 2:00pm-3:30pm


Colleen Stockmann

PhD Candidate, Art History

Hannah Wiepke

PhD student, Art History