Now that everything is turning green 💚 again, let’s talk about this favorite springtime color. William Shakespeare associates green with jealousy and envy at least three times in his plays. Though literary historians credit The Bard with coining this phrase, scholars think that the connection began with the Ancient Greek poet Sappho who describes a forlorn lover as being green. The Ancient Greeks also used green to describe someone who appeared ill or sickly. Since then, many western writers have connected various shades of green, like this velvet jacket, with envy, greed and jealousy. Learn about all of the colors of the rainbow in the “Well Dressed in Weld: Spectrum” exhibit! 🌈