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MEMBERS ONLY PREVIEW: GENIUS LOCI: BURCHFIELD’S SPIRITS OF PLACE 1921-1943
Members of the Burchfield Penney are invited to an exclusive Members Only Preview of GENIUS LOCI: BURCHFIELD’S SPIRITS OF PLACE 1921-1943. Meet curator and Burchfield Scholar Nancy Weekly as part of this special event.
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THE ODYSSEY AND DR. NOVAK: A Memior Ann C. Colley
“What are you looking for when you can’t stop looking at a photo from your childhood? In Ann C. Colley’s case, the picture was of herself, aged nine, standing alongside a Czech doctor who was visiting her family home, a Unitarian parsonage in a bomb-damaged town near Manchester, just after the Second World War. All she knows is that he was called Dr. Novak and that he ran the Unitarian movement in Czechoslovakia. The warmth of that 1946 encounter was never to leave Colley, but “I never saw or heard of him again. I do not even recall his first name.”
This is a nuanced, subtle and luminous reading of a region whose past is full of suffering… Colley only wrote her book after the times veered back towards despair, notably in Ukraine, where the conflict with Russia of the past four years has lost the country not only Crimea and the industrial east but also many citizens’ lives. Colley writes with elegance. She has an impressionistic, magpie way of building up her story – a joke here, a street encounter there... [The memoir] is never far away from a considered reflection on where politics is going. (Times Literary Supplement, excerpt)
This is a free event. For more information, visit www.BurchfieldPenney.org.
STAY GOLD: DECEMBER M&T SECOND FRIDAY
Join us on December 14th, 2018, for Stay Gold, as part of our M&T sponsored Second Fridays! In honor of our anniversary, Stay Gold is a community art party which celebrates the incredible breadth of talented artists and musicians in Buffalo by featuring site-specific installations throughout the building and music all night.
Join the Burchfield Penney for an evening of art, music and the unexpected!
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.
The galleries are open from 10 am - 9 pm and are free all day! Special programs run from at 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm, with a special dance party starting at 9:30 pm.
This event is free and open to the public.
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.
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Rain and Wind Thru the Trees, 1935; watercolor on paper, 20 1/2 x 29 3/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand J. Castellani, 1976 On view in the exhibition GENIUS LOCI: BURCHFIELD’S SPIRITS OF PLACE 1921-1943
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