The New Color has launched at UT Austin!


Be Color Fluent Not Color Blind

The New Color Logo

On the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, THE NEW COLOR has launched! The goal for this multidisciplinary STEAM Learning Model (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) is to reframe the living color field as a dynamic phenomenon relevant to sensory perception, communication and visual literacy - not just for artists and designers - but for everyone.

THE NEW COLOR offers a multidisciplinary way to explore the dense networks of color codes coursing through our lives every day and gain practical color competencies for 21st century solutions. Students will experience color as an integrated STEAM discipline, a dynamic new paradigm where color is not only fundamental to communication across species, but vital to life on our planet.

Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.
       Walter Gropius, Founder, First Director, Bauhaus

Bauhaus@100 / THE NEW COLOR logo pays tribute to 100 year anniversary of the Bauhaus (1919-1933) a pioneering Art + Design school in Germany dedicated to gesamtkunstwerk, the Total Work of Art. Taking cue from early 20th century mentors who took work, collaboration, and play seriously, our Wednesday Evening Color Salons feature guest speakers paired with diverse color-focused topics.

Wednesday Evening Color Salons are free and open to UT and the public.


For more information or to RSVP for a specific lecture, click here.

1/23: What is Color? Color Fluent Not Color Blind - Luanne Stovall, UT Art & Art History

1/30: Mapping the 21st Century Color Field - Jesse Cline, Graphic Designer, UT Art & Art History
        Bauhaus@100, Art for Daily Life - Luanne Stovall, UT Art & Art History

2/6: Flatland, Color in Early Modern Art - Dr. Linda Henderson, Art Historian, UT Art History

2/13: Color Vision: Why Isn’t Purple in the Rainbow? Xaq Pitkow, Neuroscientist, Rice University,
        Baylor College of Medicine

2/20: Color Marketing & Psychology in Popular Culture - Elizabeth Foster, Senior Environment Artist at
        Armature Studio; Leana Shefman, Retail Brand Experience Manager for Diesel, Nike, YETI;
        Michelle Washington, Fashion Industry Professional, Instructional Coordinator of ACC Fashion
        Incubator; Matthew McCutchin, Creative Director, Advertising Faculty, UT Austin

2/27: The Theatre of Color - UT Theatre & Dance: Michelle Habeck, Lighting Designer; Karen
         Manness, Set Designer; Nanette Acosta, Costume Designer

3/6: Beauty & Danger: Color Coded Nature - Michael J. Ryan, UT Integrative Biology; Julia Clarke, UT

3/13: Your Color Field Guide Tool Kit: 12 Chromatic Strategies - Luanne Stovall

3/27: Living in Color: Pigments & Chemistry in Everyday Life - Astrid Runggaldier, UT Mesoamerica
        Center, Fran Gale, UTSOA; Charlotte Herzele, UT Nutrition Sciences; Miranda Bennett, Designer

4/3:  Everyday Design, the Arts & Crafts Movement - Monica Penick, Design Historian, UT School of
       Design and Creative Technology;  Jessica Douglas-Home, Design Historian; Leslie Ernst, Creative
       Director, UT Harry Ransom Center

4/10: Color and Wellness - Sally Augustin, Environmental Psychologist at Design with Science;

4/17: Industrial Strength Color - Harrie Schoots, Ascend Materials; Color Managers, PPG, multiple

4/17: The White Shaman Mural, Cracking the Color Codes - Carolyn Boyd, Archeologist, Texas State
        University, Founder of Shumla Archeological Research and Education Center

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