Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Birches, 1921; wallpaper, Overall: 27 3/4 x 22 in. (70.5 x 55.9 cm) Frame: 29 15/16 x 24 in. (76 x 61 cm); Gift of M.H. Birge and Sons Company, 1971
Charles Burchfield's love of nature is reflected throughout the museum, including the museum's reception area where keen-eyed visitors will spot ceiling lights arranged as the constellation Orion emerging from a cloud, one of Burchfield's favorite constellations.