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Buffalo People and Places 1961-2001

On View Monday, November 12, 2001–Wednesday, May 1, 2002

To extend the celebration of the Pan-American Exposition centennial, the Burchfield Penney Art Center organized two art exhibitions for the M&T Center at One Fountain Plaza in Buffalo. The first concentrated on art from 1890-1960 of people and sites around Buffalo. In November, the Burchfield Penney and M&T Bank presented a second exhibition encompassing works from 1961 to the present.

Highlights included James J. Vullo’s animated abstraction of the old, downtown public library in 1963; Salvatore Nasca’s pinhole photograph of City Hall, made in 1991; Sally Cook’s painting of former Buffalo resident Charles Penney and His Growing Collection, done in 1970; and David A. Gordon’s photographs of African American church members from his 1987 series, Hold. Through the sponsorship of M&T Bank, these satellite exhibitions continued the series that shares the Burchfield Penney’s collection with the downtown Buffalo audience.