Thursday, November 30, 2023

Special event on Color and Natural Dyeing

Dyestuff: Historical Materials of Color

Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pasto Agricultural Museum 

What do wheat bran, hydrangea branches, oak galls, safflower petals, lotus pods, nutritional yeast, snails, coal tar, and mud have in common? They have all been used to make cloth colorful. Come examine these materials and learn how they have produced extraordinary colors throughout history and around the world.

Dr. Sarah Rich is Associate Professor of Art History and co-curator of the exhibition Sad Purple and Mauve: A History of Dye-Making, on view through January 15, 2024, in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno, University Park.

This event is free, as is parking at the museum.

The Pasto Agricultural Museum is located at 2710 West Pine Grove Road, Gate K, Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College on Route 45.

For more information, call 814-863-1383,, or see the museum's website.

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