Presented by The Museum of Modern Art; the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAAP) of Columbia University; and Studio Olafur Eliasson, this program reviews and critiques contemporary cultural theories of color that have emerged from artistic and scientific practices. Discussions and presentations seek to build a contemporary epistemology of color based on recent artistic and scientific experiments and on cognitive research into color perception, with an emphasis on the role that color plays in the physical environment.

10:00 a.m.
Mark Wigley, Dean, GSAPP, Columbia University; Barry Bergdoll, Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Jeannie Kim, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, GSAPP, Columbia University

Jonathan Crary, Art History Department, Columbia University; Brian Greene, Institute for Strings, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Columbia University; Olafur Eliasson, artist

1:30 p.m.
David Eagleman, Laboratory for Perception and Action, Baylor College of Medicine; Robert Shapley, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Prieeni Sundaralingam, poet/cognitive scientist; Aniruddha Das, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University; Steven Holl, architect, GSAPP, Columbia University

The Columbia portion of The Colors of the Brain has been made possible with the generous support of Zumtobel.

On Friday, May 9, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin, will host "Experiment: Life in Space (LIS 3)." This event is by invitation only. Please visit www.arch.columbia.edu/events shortly for more details.

In conjunction with the exhibition Take your time: Olafur Eliasson

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets ($10; members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) can be purchased at the lobby information desk and the film desk. The Columbia event is open to the public. No reservations are required. For location and event details, please visit www.arch.columbia.edu/events.