Art Talk: A Passion for Collecting Art

Dr. Gerald Mead
Saturday May 4, 3-4pm
Townsend Gallery, First Floor
Free admission (donations accepted)

Noted Buffalo art collector, educator and independent curator Dr. Gerald Mead will discuss researching, selecting and purchasing artwork by artists associated with Western New York, referencing his own extensive art collection accumulated over a period of 35 years.

About Dr. Gerald Mead

Dr. Gerald Mead is an artist, arts writer and independent curator who is a leading authority on Western New York art. He has lectured at Cambridge University and Chautauqua Institution, recently retired from a 35-year career as an educator and curator at Buffalo State University and serves on committees of several arts organizations in the region including the Buffalo Arts Commission. Since 1987 Mead has assembled a collection of over 1,800 historic and contemporary artworks by artists associated with this region by birth or residency. Over 70 thematic exhibitions from the Gerald Mead Collection have been presented at numerous college galleries and other public venues, most recently at Daemen University. He has also lent works from his collection for major exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Arnot Art Museum, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Castellani Art Museum, CEPA Gallery, UB Art Galleries and the University of London and is now working on making planned gifts of artworks from his collection to numerous institutions.