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Charles Burchfield’s Glory of Spring (Radiant Spring) (1950), Parris Art Museum, Southhampton, in "Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield," June 24-Oct. 17, 2010, at the Whitney Museum
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by Charlie Finch

For a museum that is constantly bitching and moaning about the inadequacies of its flagship Marcel Breuer building, the Whitney Museum has brilliantly positioned the granite tomb to resurrect itself into a Summer of Love capsule, inviting all sorts of consciousness-altering, free-associating party action and spontaneity during the warmer months.