About This Exhibition

Most of us give color little thought. Yet it is a compelling topic that links science, history, art, and culture. As French post-impressionist painter Paul Gaugin advised, “It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object–beware of this stumbling block.”  Modern Artist Wassily Kandinsky believed color offered access to the spiritual. Clearly, color provides artists a rich source for inquiry and expression.

From printmakers whose work is focused on the spiritual and emotional power of color, to sculptors who have utilized colored materials and applied pigments to give a lifelike quality to their statues, this exhibition–drawn from the Wichita Art Museum collection–celebrates the rainbow of colors that artists employ.