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.

6:00 p.m. Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator, Department of Media, and Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA (organizers of the exhibition)

6:20 p.m. Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA

6:35 p.m. Olafur Eliasson in conversation with Mark Wigley, the dean of GSAAP. Moderated by Barry Bergdoll

7:05 p.m. Q&A

The MoMA portion of The Colors of the Brain is made possible by The Dana Foundation.

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

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.