Whether intentional or not, the cast from the video combined with the darkness in the gallery shifted the colours of the Warhol Marilyns, particularly the one where her face is aqua. Grey? Pewter? Turquoise? I couldn't tell, though my mind was desperately trying to compensate what I *knew* to be the colour of the print. I looked down at my sleeve and saw the stripes take on a rose hue, not unlike the effect of a black light. Back in the better lit gallery, the stripes returned to their nondescript beige/grey/gold.
Understanding the science is one thing, but no one (that I know) thinks about wavelengths when getting dressed in the morning, though they may perhaps think about gallery lighting. I don't care if light degrades my 80's striped dress though, so I made sure to get some good photographs in my well-lit bathroom before leaving.
1980's Dawn Joy rayon dress (I typically wear it open as a jacket) Goodwill
Metallic bolero jacket-Goodwill
Wooden/lacquer bangle-Pier One decades ago
1950's Niello earrings-Thrift World
Napier brooch-Sarpy County Historical Society Sale
The printmaking runs through the 6th of January, so if you're in Omaha (or nearby) and wish to see it, time is running out. Admission to the exhibit is $10.00 for adults, and children are free. General admission to the museum is free for the next couple of years thanks to a grant. Just don't expect too many Warhols.