A Closer Look

The popular gallery talks are back, now in a virtual format! 

A Closer Look is open to everyone curious about art! Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, and Kate Faulkner, Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs, host these virtual sessions on Zoom, inviting participants to look closely at a single artwork in the Norton’s Collection. We discuss the artwork, its potential meanings, and participants’ viewpoints.

Tuesday, March 2, 1pm

Charles Burchfield

In the Swamp, 1917

Visionary modernist Charles Burchfield painted the watercolor In the Swamp in 1917, exhibiting his primary subject matter, the surrounding landscape in central Ohio. The work dates to a period of intense experimentation in Burchfield’s early career. Take A Closer Look at this expressive painting with Kate Faulkner, associate curator of education for public programs, and learn more about the American painter best known for his mystical representations of nature.


Charles E. Burchfield (American, 1893-1967), In the Swamp, 1917, gouache on paper mounted to chipboard, 22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm), Bequest of Elizabeth C. Norton, 47.4

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Support for this program was provided by the Maurer Family Fund for Arts Education.