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Weather Event

by The Staff on October 31, 2013


The title of the new exhibit at the New York State Museum is self-explanatory. Weather Event surveys 50 years of land- and lakescapes by Charles E. Burchfield, who painted and drew depictions of the weather just south of Lake Erie, where he lived.

Beginning in the 1910s, Burchfield’s eye took in both the aesthetic and meteorological sides of the weather, and his aim was to be faithful in his work to both art and science.

Pictured is Burchfield’s Sunburst (1929-31).

Weather Event opens Saturday (Nov. 2) and will run through Feb. 23 in the West Gallery at the New York State Museum (Empire State Plaza, Albany). For more info, call the museum at 474-5877.