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Lecture / Discussion | Music in Nature: The Bird Sounds/Vocalizations that Inspired Charles Burchfield
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 2 pm
In this lecture, we’ll discuss the various avian sounds and vocalizations that inspired Burchfield’s work, paying special attention to their meaning and purpose.
Lecture / Discussion | The World at Its Doorstep: How Buffalo Has Changed Through The Lens of Postcards
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 2–3 pm
How has the city of Buffalo changed? Buffalo was the county's eighth largest city in 1900.
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.
Lecture / Discussion | Contemporary Environmental Art & Poetics: Reflections & Performances
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7 pm
Please join us for this panel of performances, discussions of personal artistic practice, and reflections on how contemporary artforms are responding to environmental crisis.
Lecture / Discussion | Dr. Crystal Fleming "How to be Less Stupid about Race"
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12:15–1:30 pm
Please join us in supporting and welcoming Dr. Fleming as our keynote speaker for Black History Month 2020.
Lecture / Discussion | The Intricate Life of Trees: Revealing the extraordinary impact of trees in our world
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6 pm
This presentation and the larger discussion will address the ecological significance, environmental value, and climate change impact of trees with Dr. Mark A. Bradford from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Buffalo State professor Dr. Robert J. Warren II.
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.”
Lecture / Discussion | Discussion and Book Signing United University Professions: Pioneering in Higher Education Unionism
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 3:30–5 pm
Co-Authors Nuala Mcgann Drescher, William E. Scheuerman and Ivan D. Stein will discuss their newly released book United University Professions: Pioneering in Higher Education Unionism.
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 and … more
Lecture / Discussion | Charles Rand Penney Speaker Series: “Rust and Stone: Stonewall 50 and the Madeline Davis LGBTQ Archive of Western New York”
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1 pm
In this lecture, based on his book project about gay liberation in Buffalo, New York, Dr. Jeffry Iovannone uses the Madeline Davis LGBTQ+ Archive of Western New York to complicate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots.