In Conversation Artists and Their Influencers

The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries is glad to announce its participation in the UB Art Galleries exhibition

In Conversation
artists and their influencers

An exhibition drawn from the collections of the UB Art Galleries and the UB Poetry Collection.

Curated by Dr. Anna Wager, Curator of Exhibitions, UB Art Galleries

UB Anderson Gallery, June 2 – August 18, 2023

1 Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, NY 14214

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 5-8 PM

Lecture and Conversation with Author Ada Calhoun: Thursday, June 8, 7 PM

Image credit: Jess, The Door of Manycolord Glass Opend: Imaginary Portrait #1: Robert Duncan, 1952. From the Poetry Collection’s Robert Duncan Collection. Copyright © the Jess Collins Trust and used with permission.

Drawn from the collections of the UB Art Galleries and the UB Poetry Collection, this exhibition focuses on collaboration, community, and cultural influence between artists, poets, writers, composers, gallerists, teachers, and friends.

The inter-media connections on display are sometimes a memorial to mentors that artists admired, sometimes a dialogue with a beloved poet, or sometimes a joke between friends, ranging from the large scale to the small and personal.

Artists represented include Helen Adam and Kiki Smith, Virginia Admiral, Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Karel Appel, Harvey Breverman, John Cage, Salvador Dalí, Michael Goldberg and Bill Berkson, Grace Hartigan, Fran Herndon, Martha Jackson, Jess, Lester Johnson, John Latham, Meg Lipke, Joan Mitchell, Elizabeth Murray and Anne Waldman, Claes Oldenburg, and Julian Stanczak.

More information is available here.

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