WNY Presents: Michael Beam

Kudela Gallery
On view through November 25
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Free Admission

Western New York Collects: Michael Beam offers a sample of the artist-provocateur’s visual art practice through the lens of local collections, including those of Dr. Gerald C. Mead, and Jack Edson. This exhibition is on view in the NACC’s second-floor Kudela Gallery and is curated by NACC Gallery Co-Director, Dana Murray Tyrrell. 

Please join us for a reception honoring the artists and artwork within both exhibits on Sunday, October 1, 2023, 2:00-4:00 PM. Both exhibitions are on view from October 1-November 25, 2023. 

About Michael J. Beam

An award winning artist, author, curator, educator and public speaker, Michael J. Beam holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California University of Pennsylvania. 

Beam has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions across the Midwest and East coast. During his tenure in Western New York, Beam has participated in many exhibitions and contributed numerous works to important non-profit regional arts fundraisers.

The artist’s work can be found in public and private collections in Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA; St. Louis, MO; New York, NY and Washington D.C. His work also resides in private collections across the Buffalo-Niagara, NY region. Michael Beam is currently the Curator of Exhibitions and Special Projects at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University and resides in Buffalo, NY.