Cleveland Museum of Art
Wednesday, April 17, 2018
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Charles Burchfield: The Ohio Landscapes, 1915-1920
Britany Salsbury, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings
Join Britany Salsbury for a tour and discussion of an exhibition that explores the key role Northeast Ohio played in the art and life of American artist Charles Burchfield. The exhibit features about 30 drawings made between 1915 and 1920, the period surrounding what Burchfield described as his “golden year.” Using the Midwestern landscape to express universal emotions and moods, he experimented with watercolor in his hometown of Salem, Ohio, as well as in Cleveland, where he attended the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art. Through watercolor, Burchfield developed a new abstract style that came to define his work, even after he left Ohio in 1921.
Prior to joining the Cleveland Museum of Art in March 2018, Britany Salsbury served as associate curator of prints and drawings at the Milwaukee Art Museum, where she organized exhibitions including Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France and Daring Technique: Goya and the Art of Etching. As a postdoctoral Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Salsbury curated Altered States: Etching in Late 19th-Century Paris and was editor and principal author of the accompanying online publication. She has also held research and fellowship positions in the drawings and prints departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library & Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Salsbury holds a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, an M.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City of New York.