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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Early Spring, 1966-67; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 37 1/8 x 42 1/4 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Early Spring, 1966-67; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 37 1/8 x 42 1/4 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Burchfield's Seasons

On View Friday, November 21, 2008, 5 pm pm–Sunday, March 1, 2009

Charles E. Burchfield Rotunda   

In 1964 Charles E. Burchfield wrote in his journals that he wanted "a circular museum" that would be large enough to house his season transitions. The artist's wishes were finally realized in this exhibition. The perennial season cycle included a circular display of some of his favorite paintings of winter, spring, summer and fall as he desired. His season transition painting, Oncoming Spring, was also included.

Curator: Nancy Weekly, Head of Collections and the Charles Cary Rumsey Curator