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Installation view of The Wayward Muse: A Historical Survey of Painting in Buffalo

Installation view of The Wayward Muse: A Historical Survey of Painting in Buffalo. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

The Wayward Muse: A Historical Survey of Painting in Buffalo

Saturday, March 28, 1987
Sunday, May 24, 1987

The Wayward Muse: A Historical Survey of Painting in Buffalo, organized by Curator Susan Krane, paid tribute to the quality, diversity, and uniqueness of artists who have worked in Buffalo. Spanning nearly a century and a half of paintings, the exhibition served to illuminate the importance of place to this group of artists. The Western New York area has fostered a remarkable number of artists, including William Beard (American, 1825–1900), Charles E. Burchfield (American, 1893–1967), and Robert Longo (American, born 1953), who have achieved national and international recognition. Others, positioned away from such attention, flourished in more discrete ways.

Exhibition Sponsors

This exhibition was made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

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