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Sunday Insights: 2018 Future Curator Desanay Nalls on We the People: New Art from the Collection

Sunday, November 18, 2018

2:30 pm - 3 pm EST

2018 Future Curator Desanay Nalls (right) with members of the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology's Spoken Word Poetry group at the opening of the 2018 AK Teens: Future Curators exhibition, Push + Pull, at BCAT. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

FREE with museum admission
FREE for Members
1905 Building, South Galleries

Join us for Sunday Insights, where community members relate their work and experience to the art on view. 2018 Future Curator Desanay Nalls will explore We the People: New Art from the Collection and discuss her artistic practice and her experience working with Mark Bradford on Five Buffalos, a mural for the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. 

Whether creating paintings or videos, sculptures or photographs, the artists in We the People are interested in how we define our identities, form our communities, and confront the various forces that shape our lives. The featured works are all new additions to the museum’s collection and most have never before been on view at the Albright-Knox.

About Five Buffalos

In association with the exhibition Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford, participating students at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts examined the studio process and social art practice of acclaimed contemporary artist Mark Bradford to develop inspiration for their own class project. Students investigated themes surrounding Buffalo’s neighborhoods and urban renewal, local environmental issues, and perceived overall quality of life in our city. Class discussions explored personal reflections on community and student aspirations for the future. The result, a five-panel mural titled Five Buffalos, addresses these topics through the lens of student experience as a means to highlight their wish that all of Buffalo’s residents experience our city’s rejuvenation.