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Thursday, November 4, 2021

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Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Exhibition: Resilience| Art & Design, Past & Present

A special exhibition, Resilience | Art & Design, Past & Present, is now open in the Czurles-Nelson Gallery in Upton Hall through Monday, November 29.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of SUNY Buffalo State College, Resilience | Art & Design, Past & Present highlights the Art and Design Department’s historic evolution as told through the works of distinguished emeriti and alumni represented in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s collection.  

In 1871, the Buffalo Normal School opened with art classes in drawing and penmanship. Its offerings grew exponentially, as the educational institution developed to support a full range of art and design creativity in an urban college.  

In a similar fashion, the Charles Burchfield Center, founded in 1966 to honor the renowned American artist Charles E. Burchfield, has grown from a single gallery space in Rockwell Hall to a contemporary museum building. The collection is also dedicated to artists affiliated with Western New York, including 123 artists identified with Buffalo State College. 

Resilience | Art & Design, Past & Present represents just a fraction of the immense range of talent that has developed historically as it simultaneously heralds the new School of Arts and Sciences. It is the hope of its organizers that visitors will be inspired by this unique collection as we reflect on the past and look forward to the future. 

Burchfield scholar Nancy Weekly has curated this exhibition based on recommendations from the college’s exhibition committee, headed by Caitlin Skelcey, that includes Marie Bogner, Carolyn Fusco, Lin Xia Jiang, Joseph Miller, and Kenneth Payne. This installation was facilitated by the center’s professional staff and trained museum studies students.

An exhibition reception will be held on Thursday, November 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Fall 2021 Czurles-Nelson Gallery Hours

Marie Bogner, Gallery Coordinator
(716) 878-4390

Submitted by: Marie E. Bogner
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