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Buffalo Art Galleries
The Albright Knox Art Gallery may be the best known venue in Buffalo’s art scene but the region offers a wide range of options for enthusiasts.
For example, in January 2009, the travel editors of The New York Times named Buffalo, New York and the Burchfield Penney Art Center the #37 of 44 Places to Go in 2009. The Burchfield Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo, Niagara and Western New York. The 84,000 square foot museum is the first “green” art museum in New York State.
Currently on view is Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield. Widely acclaimed by the national press, Heat Waves is curated by renowned artist Robert Gober, and brings together an unprecedented selection of Burchfield’s paintings, drawings, and writings, including a compelling recreation of his 1930 Museum of Modern Art exhibition—the first ever solo show by any artist at the MoMA.
And if you visit Buffalo Niagara, stop by the Albright Knox to see The Automatiste Revolution, organized by the Varley Art Gallery in Unionville, Ontario. Automatiste is Canada’s first truly avant-garde art movement. This landmark exhibition represents the first extensive retrospective of the work of this group of Canadian abstract artists to be shown in the United States.