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Buffalo: People & Places 1890-1960

On View Monday, May 14–Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Buffalo’s civic pride was evident during the centennial celebration of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition and to complement the citywide events, the Burchfield Penney Art Center and M&T Bank presented two exhibitions that illustrated some of the region’s citizens and sites that were captured through art over the past 100 years. This retrospective perspective served as both a documentary historic record and an aesthetic account of creativity and expression. The first exhibition included works from 1890 to 1960. Highlights included turn-of-the-century photographic portraits by Pictorialists Charlotte Spaulding Albright and Rose Clark, Austin E. Blanck’s 1932 poster design for Buffalo’s centennial featuring the new Art-Deco City Hall building, Eugene Dyczkowski’s portrait of a dock worker named Bartolommeo, and David Pratt’s jazz-influenced abstraction of the waterfront in 1948. A smaller, altered version renamed Neighborhoods and Other Places, traveled to the Joy Gallery, New Mt. Ararat Temple of Prayer, Buffalo, New York, December 17, 2001-April 26, 2002.