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Lecture / Discussion  |  Seeing Buffalo through Charles Burchfield’s Eyes

Presenter: Steve Cichon, Journalist, Author and Historian

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 2 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Charles Burchfield moved to Buffalo in November 1921 and worked as a wallpaper designer at M.H. Birge & Sons Company until 1929. After resigning to devote his career to full-time painting, he found many intriguing subjects in the city. Burchfield Scholar Nancy Weekly, who curated the exhibition Genius Loci: Burchfield’s Spirits of Place 1921-1943 to illustrate specific places that inspired Burchfield, will introduce Steve Cichon, a journalist, author, and historian who portrays himself as “a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves, writing about the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special.” Come hear Steve talk about how Burchfield’s art reflected some of the rich Buffalo history that he has shared in books and blogs.

The programs is free for Burchfield Penney Art Center members; SUNY Buffalo State students, faculty and staff; and visitors with museum admission.