The Blues—Cobalt and Indigo in Asian Art

Friday, March 4, 2022 11:00am – 12:00pm EST

Online Seminar

Harvard Art Museums

Art Study Center Seminar at Home: The Blues—Cobalt and Indigo in Asian Art

In Asia, the mineral cobalt has long been used as a colorant in ceramic glazes, and indigo dye, derived from plants of the Indigofera genus, has been employed in textiles and paints. In this Art Study Center Seminar, a curator, conservators, and a conservation scientist consider the history of blue through the ceramics, textiles, and paintings now on view in the Picturing the Lives of Women installation in the Asian art galleries.

This talk will take place online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

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