Location:Shaw Ruddock Gallery
First used during the Renaissance, pastels have long been a staple in artist studios. Powdered Pigments brings together 30 outstanding examples from the Museum’s collection to demonstrate the range of approaches and techniques that pastel artists have employed. Featured artists include John Singleton Copley, Elihu Vedder, Mary Cassatt, Roberto Matta, Juan O’Gorman, Edda Renouf, Rick Bartow, and Thornton Dial. This exhibition was curated by Lily Weafer ’23 and Frank Goodyear.