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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Reflections, March 1916; watercolor and gouache with graphite on, Overall: 14 x 19 7/8 in. (35.6 x 50.5 cm) Frame: 21 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (55.2 x 70.5 cm); Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Reflections, March 1916; watercolor and gouache with graphite on, Overall: 14 x 19 7/8 in. (35.6 x 50.5 cm) Frame: 21 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (55.2 x 70.5 cm); Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979

Palindromes for 2002

On View Saturday, August 17–Sunday, December 1, 2002

Palindrome is defined as a word, line, or verse that can be read the same backward as forward.  The most famous example is the phrase, “Madam, I’m Adam.”  Visual palindromes are articulated in art through symmetry, repetition or mirroring.  Numerically, the year 2002 is a palindrome.  Borrowing the idea from The Museum of Modern Art’s appointment calendar, Head of Collections Nancy Weekly looked for these patterns in works from theBurchfield-PenneyArtCenter’s collection to illustrate this amusing concept in an exhibition.  Additional examples could also be found in adjacent galleries.