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  • May27

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Burchfield Connects: LIVE - The Art of Activism

    Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7–8 pm

    The Art of Activism: The Roles of the Arts and Everyday People In Creating and Passing Laws to Achieve Climate Justice, Class Justice, and Racial Justice

  • Mar25

    Lecture / Discussion  |  SHELTER: Roundtable Discussion

    Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7–9 pm

    The Burchfield Penney Art Center is excited to present a roundtable discussion focusing on the refugee community in Buffalo as part of our current exhibition by Lisa Karrer, SHELTER. We will be joined by representatives from Jericho Road, Stich Buffalo, the Priscilla Project, the Anne Frankmore

  • Mar18

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Burchfield Connects: LIVE March

    Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7–9 pm

    This month we'll be featuring media artists from our current exhibition Making Strange, presented by Bank of America. We’ll be speaking with artists Tara Najd Ahmadi, Jason Livingston, and Annette Daniels Taylor, as well as screening their work

  • Mar13

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Panel Discussion & Book Signing: Painting in Buffalo

    Friday, March 13, 2020, 6:30 pm

    Join co-curators Scott Propeack, Tiffany Gaines and Tullis Johnson for a discussion about the exhibition In the Fullness of Time, Painting in Buffalo 1832-1972. A book signing will follow this discussion.

  • Nov21

    Lecture / Discussion  |  The Past is Present: a discussion with civic leaders in 2019

    Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6–8 pm

    Join us on November 21st for a conversation with civic leaders and activists about how our communities try to ensure that “never again means never again.” 

  • Nov10

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Seasons on the Cusp: Exploring Weather and Climate Transitions

    Sunday, November 10, 2019, 2 pm

    Climatologist and SUNY Buffalo State professor Stephen Vermette, Ph.D. returns to the Burchfield Penney Art Center with new perspectives on Charles E. Burchfield’s artwork that portray the fickle transition of seasons, as well as observations on 21st-century Western New York weather andmore

  • Oct27

    Lecture / Discussion  |  RESCHEDULED: Seasons on the Cusp: Exploring Weather and Climate Transitions

    Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2–3:15 pm

    Climatologist and SUNY Buffalo State professor Stephen Vermette, Ph.D. returns to the Burchfield Penney Art Center with new perspectives on Charles E. Burchfield’s artwork that portray the fickle transition of seasons, as well as observations on 21st-century Western New York weather andmore

  • Oct24

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Book Signing : Susan Nusbaum

    Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7–9 pm

    The poems in this collection travel across lifetimes, each twist and turn of the outer world reflecting an inner landscape, narratives unfolding against ever-changing backdrops-- places, seasons, decades. They trace the complexities of an ordinary life through the histories and environmentsmore

  • Oct10

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Artist Talk: Valentino Dixon - Art and Social Justice w/WGRZ-TV reporter-anchor Claudine Ewing

    Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7 pm

    WGRZ-TV reporter-anchor Claudine Ewing will interview the artist, exoneree and criminal justice reform advocate about art therapy and social justice reform

  • Sep28

    Lecture / Discussion  |  The “Nature Paintings” of Alexander von Humboldt: His Revolutionary use of Art to Reveal Scientific Concepts

    Saturday, September 28, 2019, 2 pm

    Buffalo is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of German-born Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a towering figure in the natural sciences of the 19th century. 

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