The Geneva Historical Society is planning a one-day trip on Thursday, May 5, to the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo. The highlight of the day will be the traveling exhibit “Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place.” This is the first exhibition to present Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings (50), dating from 1929 through the early 1950s, in conjunction with recent photographs of the locations that inspired a number of the works. The Albright-Knox collection also includes stellar holdings from O’Keeffe’s contemporaries, including Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Alfred Stieglitz, and Max Weber. In addition to the Gallery’s permanent collection, other temporary exhibits on display include “Franz West: Recent Sculptures” and “Beyond/In Western New York 2005” (an exhibit dedicated to artists living and working in western N.Y.).
Included in the price of the trip are admission to two other sites located nearby—the Burchfield-Penny Art Center and the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. The Art Center has additional works from “Beyond/In Western New York 2005.” Permanent exhibits include “The Roycroft Legacy” and “The Metcalfe Rooms,” featuring the living room and library from the 1882 McKim, Mead & White designed Metcalfe House. Historical Society exhibits include “Buffalo Made and Neighbors: The People of Erie County. “Permanent exhibits are the Native American Gallery, Pioneer Gallery, and Street of Shops.
The price for the trip is $60 and includes transportation and admission to all three sites. Lunch will be available at your own expense in the restaurant at the Albright-Knox Gallery.
The bus will leave from the Prouty-Chew House at 8:30 p.m. and return to Geneva around 6:30 p.m. Parking is available on the street or in the Trinity Church Lot, south of the church. Seating for the trip is limited. Make a reservation as soon as possible by calling the office 789-5151.
The Geneva Historical Society Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.