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Colorfest was a two-month extravaganza celebrating color at the museum in the sumer of 2011.
Change your perception of color by flooding your eyes with colored light.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
A reflector stretches light from colored tiles into long bright ribbons.
Where: Bechtel Gallery 3: Seeing & Reflections
Your expectations may change your experience.
Overlapping pools of red, blue, and green create a Venn diagram of additive color.
Step in front of this wall, and you’ll make shadows of various colors—yellow, magenta, cyan, red, green, blue, and yes, even black—that wiggle, jump, and dance along with you.
Which of the outer dots best matches the center dot? Ask a few people and chances are you’ll get a few different answers.
Split light apart and put it back together again.
Sit down in a cozy chair and bathe your brain in a bubble of color of your choosing, dialing up anything from amber to violet. As you spend a few moments with each color, you may feel a shift in your own emotional hue.
Create myriad colored shadows with mirrored tubes.
A bright flash of light illuminates a phosphorescent wall—imprinting temporary shadows that capture a moment in time.
Where: Crossroads: Getting Started
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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