Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Lilacs and Poplars, n.d.; wallpaper, Overall: 16 x 20 3/4 in. (40.6 x 52.7 cm) Frame: 27 1/2 x 23 5/8 in. (69.9 x 60 cm); Gift of M.H. Birge and Sons Company, 1973
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.