Slow Down and Cherish Gorgeous Landscapes from Canton Museum of Art's Permanent Collection

Breathtaking Landscapes on View for a Limited Time


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 17, 2016, Canton, Ohio —
It’s tempting to neglect the splendor of landscapes in modern life due to the distractions of cutting-edge technology and busy lifestyles. But a new exhibit, entitled “Field and Stream: Nature’s Beauty from the Permanent Collection,”now on view at the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) through July 17, 2016, proves that doesn’t have to be so. The new exhibit features stunning views from over 40 American artists in the CMA Collection: Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Kaelin, Ethel Magafan, Honorè Guilbeau, Virginia Cuthbert, and more.

Artists have been depicting landscapes since ancient times – on walls, fabric, canvas, and paper. Before the 19th century, landscapes were more idealized or religious in nature; modern landscapes on the other hand are less concerned with this view and focus on painting in nature. Also, the birth of photography greatly influenced the perspective of landscapes in art history.  
“This new exhibition reveals the beauty and energy of nature from many perspectives of flora and fauna, through many time periods, and through many artists,” said CMA Executive Director, Max Barton. “From hunting dogs tracking a field, to peaceful views of the Andrew Wyeth farm in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, to Viktor Schreckengost’s 1950 ‘Pastoral’ ceramic vessel with steers, mules, and fish – audiences of all ages are invited to be inspired by the creative process and stories in this exciting new exhibition.”

“Field and Stream” encourages you to take a respite from your daily life of work, computers, phones, cars, and the like … breathe in the atmosphere of a sun washed landscape … walk down that “Virginia Road in October” with Edwin Lamasure … feel your toes standing in the stream with Thomas Hart Benton in “Boy Fishing”  or run with the “Two Setters and Pointer” in the field with Edmund Osthaus. 
Field and Stream” is exhibited in conjunction with the 25th Annual Stark County High School Art Exhibition, and the upcoming traveling exhibition entitled “Art and the Animal,” which will be on view the galleries April 26 – July 17, 2016. Admission to “Field and Stream” and the High School Art Exhibition is FREE through April 10. Regular admission applies beginning April 26.
About the CMA Permanent Collection
The Canton Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection is comprised of more than 1,300 objects, focused on works on paper from the 19th century forward—primarily watercolors—and contemporary ceramics from the 1950s forward. Valued at nearly $25 million, the Permanent Collection is showcased in four to five changing exhibitions throughout the year, with about five percent on display at any time. Among the celebrated artists represented are: Winslow Homer, Andy Warhol, Clyde Singer, Andrew Wyeth, Toshiko Takaezu, Ken Ferguson, and many others. Each year, the Museum acquires new works to enhance its diverse holdings.

About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio's premier museums for an exceptional visual arts experience. CMA is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits; dynamic CMA-original exhibits; an unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics; and innovative education outreach programs, in-Museum classes, and workshops. CMA is one of only two Stark County museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information, including hours, exhibits, classes, and special events, call 330.453.7666,, Facebook at “Canton Museum of Art,” or @CantonMuseum on Twitter.
Media Images: High-resolution images can be downloaded via the provided link below. Additional images for publication are available by contacting Rob Lehr, 330.453.7666, ext. 102, or email with a request.
Image Captions:
  1. Meadows,” 1973. Ethel Magafan (American, 1915-1933). Tempera on board, 33 x 49 ¾ inches. Canton Museum of Art Permanent Collection.
  2.  Nantucket Landscape,” 1963. Virginia Cuthbert (American, 1908-2001). Oil on canvas, 38 x 51 inches. Canton Museum of Art Permanent Collection.
  3. An Outlying Bird,” Edmund H. Osthaus (German/American, 1858-1928). Oil on canvas, 23 ½ inches. Canton Museum of Art Permanent Collection.
  4. Spring Freshet,” 1920. Charles Kaelin (American, 1958-1929). Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches. Canton Museum of Art Permanent Collection.
  5. Back Pasture,” Honore Guilbeau (American, 1907-2006). Lithograph on paper, 14 x 20 inches. Canton Museum of Art Permanent Collection.
  6. Boy Fishing,” Circa 1930. Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975). Watercolor on paper, 25 x 28 inches. Canton Museum of Art Permanent Collection.

Canton Museum of Art Hours:
Hours – Monday: Closed; Tues - Thurs: 10am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 1 - 5pm
Location: The Canton Museum of Art is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702. Free onsite parking is available around the Museum. Call 330.453.7666 for information and directions or visit our website at