Saturday, May 13, 2006

Article: Windfall for watercolorist's legacy

This article is about the artist, Charles E. Burchfield, and materials of his that have been given to the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo. What stood out to me is the final paragraph:
In 2000, the [Burchfield Foundation] gave 62 volumes of Burchfield's journals, which are seminal texts dating from 1909 to 1965. The organization also helped fund major Burchfield exhibitions, some of which toured nationally, as well as publications and such initiatives as digitization of the artist's journals. {My emphasis}
Here is a foundation that wants to help spread information about an artist, not keep the works locked up. The fact that they have digitized materials shows forethought. Let's hope that other foundations, donors, etc., find ways to follow this lead.

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