The past week has been busy and very exciting. The Museum is full of life as visitors continue to be drawn in by To Live Forever , we are preparing for Art in Bloom here in the building and Decorators’ Show House opens in just a couple of weeks. In the midst of all of this activity, I was able to make a quick trip to New York this past Saturday to see The Architecture of Painting: Charles Burchfield, 1920 at the DC Moore Gallery, which represents the Charles Burchfield Foundation.
Organized by CMA in partnership with the Burchfield-Penny Art Center and DC Moore Gallery, the exhibition continues to explore the ideas first introduced by the major retrospective of Burchfield's work organized by the Columbus Museum of Art in the late 90s.While I was at DC Moore, I was able to participate in a conversation about Burchfield with Robert Gober, an artist and curator of the forthcoming exhibition, Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.Nearly 150 people came to see what was supposed to be an hour-long conversation that quickly turned into nearly two hours. As the audience continued to ask questions, we discussed Burchfield's essential importance in the history of American art as an artist whose work synthesized a unique vision of the modern American experience. A good time was had by all.
Be sure to see The Architecture of Painting when it opens here at CMA on May 22.
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