Welcome to a World of Blue

Exhibition dates: March 10, 2008 - May 25, 2008

Kauffman Museum presents a new special exhibition that explores the history of the color blue in “From Cobalt to Indigo:  Blue Artifacts from the Kauffman Museum Collections.”

Museum director, Rachel Pannabecker, says, “According to a recent international study, blue is the world’s favorite color.  Likewise, we found that blue is the most popular color of artifacts in our study collections.  We selected 162 blue artifacts for this spring exhibition.”

Items on display include Chinese porcelain that was hand-painted in cobalt blue, as well as a Double Irish Chain quilt made with indigo print cloth. Wedgwood blue appears in two antique pitchers made in England while chambray blue is the fabric of the work uniform worn by Bethel Deaconess sisters in the early twentieth century. Tones of blue include flow blue, depression glass blue, denim blue, turquoise blue and an “All-American male” blue in a 1912 Wagner motorcycle.

“From Cobalt to Indigo” will be on display through the Bethel College Alumni and Commencement Weekend, May 25, 2008.

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