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In the Garden (November 27, 2020 - March 7, 2021)


Nature's Beauty from the CMA Collection

During the cold and wintry season, escape to an oasis and discover a space to connect with nature. In the Garden encourages you to immerse yourself within each artwork and take your mind on a journey through flora and fauna. Flowers and vegetation can be nurtured by the wild and flourish naturally, or they can be domestically created by an act of time-consuming labor. Knowing the work that is put into the complex beauty of this subject matter creates a higher appreciation for it. It also calls to a peaceful pastime in our culture and is therefore more relatable to our everyday lives. 


The botanical theme has always been popular with artists, and artists have found various ways to depict it. From Patricia Tobacco Forrester's vibrant, larger-than-life flowers to Gifford Beal's sea of people at a garden party, the garden has always prevailed in art. Many artists had their own gardens that they sought inspiration from, and some used the garden as a symbolic metaphor. In the Garden encourages you to view gardens as seen through the eyes of these creatives. 



Pictured above: Rose Reprise, c. 1990. Patricia Tobacco Forrester (American, 1914 - 2011). Watercolor on paper, 39 1/2 x 60 in. Gift of Leon and Barbara Rosenberg to the Canton Museum of Art, 2009.3.


Thumbnail image: Old Man's Garden (detail), 1971. Joseph O'Sickey (American, 1918 - 2013). Oil on canvas, 92 1/2 x 138 in. Purchased by the Canton Museum of Art Collection, 73.45.


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