This Week at the Burchfield Penney


**On Thursday evening, additional parking is available at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center lot off of Elmwood Avenue. Enter at the traffic light on Elmwood Avenue between Rockwell Road and Forest Avenue.**


MUSEUM STORE TRUNK SHOW: CHRISTINE AND PAUL KNOBLAUCH
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 4–8 pm

The Burchfield Penney Museum Store is hosting a series of trunk shows showcasing the work of Western New York jewelers and artisans working in a variety of media. Enjoy this opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their work while seeing what is new in the local crafts community.

For more information, call the Museum Store at 716-878-3595.

For February, we are pleased to welcome Christine and Paul Knoblauch.

 

BOOK CLUB : THE BUFFALO KID BY RÉAL LAPLAINE
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6 pm

After 31 years of homeless destitution on the streets of Buffalo, 71 year-old John Ross, aka the Buffalo Kid, is feeling the pangs of hunger as the blistering wind shakes him to the core. Desperate for food, he stops a stranger and asks for some money. The man hands over $50 and walks away. Stunned by his generosity, the Buffalo Kid follows him and discovers that the stranger is not what he appears to be, and he soon finds himself engaged in a test of humanity, a bizarre and thrilling collaboration that will give him a second chance at life and challenge him in ways he never thought possible.

The Center’s book club takes place on the First Thursday of the month and features books written by WNY authors. Réal Laplaine will be joining us by Skype from Sweden!

For more information, please contact Mary Kozub at 716-878-3156 or email kozubmm@buffalostate.edu.

View the 2018/19 schedule at www.BurchfieldPenney.org.


LECTURE / DISCUSSION: THE MILESTONES OF SCIENCE DISCUSSION & EXHIBITION
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

This event is free with gallery admission. More information at www.BurchfieldPenney.org

In order to illustrate that Science (astronomy) is a part of how we know the world and not something foreign, Peter Reczek will moderate a panel of scientists, artists, historian and theologians to examine the work of Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolas Copernicus.  The event will focuses on observing other ways of knowing the world through various disciplines demonstrating its equal validity with science. Not better, just different.  

The relevance of science can hardly be overstated; it dominates the world in which we live. Discoveries made by stargazers Claudius Ptolemy (AD c100-170), Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543) and Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630) helped us to understand the vast universe in which we live. 

In collaboration with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library, The Center is honored to display three one-of-a-kind first edition books by these revolutionary astronomers as part of the Milestones of Science, a collection of rare books by world famous early scientists that form a veritable history of science. 

Acquired in the late 1930s by the Buffalo Museum of Science, they are now housed by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library. The Almagest (Ptolemy, 2nd Century AD), De revolutionibus (Copernicus, 1543) and Harmonices Mundi (Kepler 1619) are on view at the Burchfield Penney through February 10.

The exhibition will mark three milestones--the 546th birthday of Polish-born Renaissance scientist, Nicolaus Copernicus (b. February 19, 1473), 400th anniversary of the release of Johannes Kepler’s Harmonices Mundi (1619) and the first time the B&ECPL has shown all three works together. 

Panel Discussion 
Science and art naturally overlap. Both use their separate traditions to investigate unique aspects of the world. Both involve ideas, theories, and hypotheses, tested in places where mind and hand come together—the laboratory, studio and on stage. Dr. Peter Reczek will moderate a panel of four scholars that will explore the impact these great books had on all aspects of our growing civilization. The publication of De Revolutionibus created a scientific revolution that continues to this day. Copernicus’ wide-ranging influence was not solely scientific, but inspired profound changes in culture, philosophy and religion: 

Rance Solomon, Astronomer, Department of Physics, 
University at Buffalo

Dr. Martin F. Ederer
Historian, Department of History and Social Science Education, SUNY Buffalo State 

Dr. Julie Kirsch, Philosopher / Theologian, 
Department of Philosophy, D’Youville College

Amy Pickard, Rare Book Curator and Librarian, 
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Dr. Peter R. Reczek, moderator

 


FRIDAY IS M&T SECOND FRIDAY
Friday, February 8 from 10am-8pm

On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney. For general inquiries, call 716-878-6011. The galleries are open from 10 am - 8 pm and are free all day! Special programs begin at 5:30 pm.

OPENING CELEBRATION: DAVID PRATT FANTASTIC LANDSCAPES
Friday, February 8, 2019, 5:30–7:30 pm
Join the Burchfield Penney for the opening of David Pratt Fantastic Landscapes.

KRISTEN SMIGIELSKI COMBO CLASSIC JAZZ STANDARDS
Friday, February 8, 2019, 5:30–7:30 pm
Kristen Smigielski is a vocalist currently based in Buffalo, NY. She sings a diverse range of music, from Jazz and Pop, to Classical and Contemporary. 

CLASS / WORKSHOP: DROP IN ART MAKING WORKSHOP
Friday, February 8, 2019, 5:30–12:30 pm
Join our docents and volunteers for a drop in art making workshop.

A MUSICAL FEAST AND PRE-CONCERT TALK: A CELESTIAL JOURNEY
Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:30 pm
Tickets at 716-878-6011 
$20 "Not Yet" Members
$10 Burchfield Penney Members / Students 

More info at http://bpac.co/e:2958


Image: David Pratt (1918-2010), Untitled (Glen Park Waterfall) [detail], 1950; watercolor and ink on paper, 18 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchase with funds from John and Carol Kociela in memory of Burt Notarius, 2014 On view in the exhibition DAVID PRATT, FANTASTIC LANDSCAPES. Opening Friday as part of M&T Second Friday.

 


The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from Erie County and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Featured Upcoming Events
Feb
5

Screening  |  Get Me Roger Stone Film Screening & Director Interview

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7 pm

Join Investigative Post for a special double-header of film and a discussion with the director.

Feb
9

Hosted Event  |  WNY Climate Conversations

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 1–4 pm

Learn about climate change in our region and how to prepare for it, create space for climate dialogue, and hear from youth that are making a difference.

Feb
10

Class / Workshop  |  Cascading Road

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1–4 pm

Imagine puffy white snowflakes and drifts of cascading snow on a lane.  Participants will paint using the transparent effects of watercolor, creating a winter scape of a cascading road. 

Feb
14

Lecture / Discussion  |  Office of Equity and Campus Diversity MLK Speaker Series presents Basil Smikle Jr.

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 6:30 pm

Basil Smikle Jr. is a Distinguished Lecturer of Politics and Public Policy at the City University of New York’s School of Labor and Urban Studies, and a Democratic Strategist whose commentary has been regularly featured on CNN, MSNBC, and in TheHill.com where he is a contributor. 

Feb
21

Book Club  |  Second in Command by Sandi van Everdingen

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6 pm

My first YA verse novel, SECOND IN COMMAND, was inspired by the families I met while my husband was deployed.

Feb
21

Class / Workshop  |  ARTISTS VETERANS COLLABORATIVE

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6 pm

The Burchfield Penney Art Center offers a series of classes at The Center to Vets and their families to gather and explore how visual images can be used as a means of expression.

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