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Second Saturday Gallery Talks

Presented by Akron Art Museum at Akron Art Museum, Akron OH

Apr 09 2016
Second Saturday Gallery Talks

Get an insider’s look at artworks in the museum’s collection on the second Saturday of every month, with curator-led tours. Free with gallery admission.

April Showers Presented By Chief Curator Janice Driesbach

Love the rainy season and want to learn more about its representation in a work of art? Join Chief Curator Janice Driesbach in the C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Galleries for a discussion of Charles Burchfield’s extraordinary watercolor, Spring Thunderstorm, painted in 1955.

Burchfield was an Ohio native, born in Ashtabula Harbor in 1893. The scene in Spring Thunderstorm likely depicts his backyard in Gardenville, New York (a suburb of Buffalo). About this painting, Burchfield wrote, “It almost seems as if the thunder-clap caused the peach tree to burst into bloom.”

Get an insider’s look at artworks in the museum’s collection on the second Saturday of every month, with curator-led tours. Free with gallery admission.

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Image: Charles Burchfield, Spring Thunderstorm, 1955, watercolor on paper, 29 7/8 x 40 1/8 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Mary S. Huhn, Mrs. Dorothy S.

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Gallery Talk is Free with admission: Adult $7; Senior (65+) $5; Student (with valid ID) $5; Adult w/ tour (15 minimum) $6; Child (17 & under) Free; Blue Star Families Free; Free for Members. Museum members receive free admission, complimentary parking in the High Street Parking Garage, and store and cafe discounts, among other great benefits.

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Akron Art Museum

1 South High, Akron, OH 44308


Members park free in the deck adjacent to the library
Park across from museum entrance on High Street
Fully handicap accessible
Standard strollers welcome in most areas


    • Wheelchair Access

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