Passion for Color: Using Paint Analysis to Discover the Colorful World of the Shakers

Posted on Aug 27, 2013

A Special Lecture featuring Susan Buck, Conservator & Paint Analyst

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm
McEvoy Auditorium,
Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

On the evening of September 10, Conservator and Paint Analyst at Colonial Williamsburg, Susan Buck, will deliver a lecture on her decade-long investigation into the original paints used by Shaker communities on furnishing and architecture.  She will highlight how original paints used on nineteenth-century furnishings and architecture.  She will highlight how original paints used on nineteenth-century furnishing and architecture in Shaker communities revealed that they did not live in stark, sober interior spaces but instead employed instensly colored pallettes for their furniture, flooring, plaster and woodwork.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please enter the Museum at 8th and G Street NW, where you will be greeted and directed to the McEvoy Auditorium.

Doors open at 5:30 pm.