Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), August Pasture, 1921; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 21 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of the Burchfield Foundation, 1975
On View Saturday, July 11–Sunday, August 23, 1998
“Zoolatry” is defined as worship of or excessive attention to animals, and they have been a favorite subject of artists. Works from the collection illustrated the uses of animals, ranging from primary subjects to unwitting symbols. Zoolatry was expanded for the M&T Center, Buffalo, New York for presentation May 17, 1999 – May 10, 2001. A smaller version, reworked as Animals in Art, was presented at the Joy Gallery, New Mt. Ararat Temple of Prayer in Buffalo from May 21-November 30, 2001.