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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
As a Buffalo native, the love I have for my city only intensifies when I learn of its powerfully radiant past.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
At the forefront of music of the past 100+ years is the transformation of instrumental sound through the ascendancy of the role of percussion instruments and at the forefront of this transformation is Jan Williams.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Some cool things I found in the Burchfield Penney Archives (Thank you, Heather!).
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A Blog Post by Nancy Weekly, Head of Collections and the Charles Cary Rumsey Curator, Burchfield Penney Art Center, and Burchfield Penney Instructor in Museum Studies, SUNY Buffalo State
Monday, June 2, 2014
Lots and lots of boxes of photos of CCR's art work. The subjects include: animals, equestrian works (not to be confused with his polo playing), female figures, male figures, fountains, public works, and memorials.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
As someone utilizing this internship as a stepping stone in deciding what avenue I would like to explore after graduating this spring with a degree in Art History, it has been such a great experience to see all of the amazing materials housed in the Burchfield Penney first-hand.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
I have never found the wedding pictures from Charles' and Mary's wedding. I did find a clipping in the "Scrapbook" collection at Central Library about it though.
Friday, May 16, 2014
At first I thought of Charles Burchfield's trees, but his work is so jittery and the palette isn't his. Then I realized that your scene depicts calm and solitude more like Hopper. Wait! Have you synthesized both artists?
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Last month I found another place I could happily be stranded (besides the gym, History Museum Library, and Special Collections room at Central Library!). That place is :THE BURCHFIELD PENNEY ARCHIVES.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Marcel Duchamp commented, “A deep understanding of dealing with watercolours to paint a personal method... let Klee stand out in the contemporary art and make him incomparable.”