D&C’s take on the Burchfield Penney, Buffalo News

D&C’s take on the Burchfield Penney

Our neighbors to the east, at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, have sent an emissary to check out the new Burchfield Penney Art Center. In a very nice piece, Stuart Low writes:

Few, if any, Monroe County museums would exhibit Bruce Adams’ masterful portrait of a heavily tattooed and pierced nude woman on a couch. And they might happily ignore Les Krims’ photo of a naked female Cupid by a pink love seat.

Buffalo seems more open to risky elements of modern art than Rochester. Of course, the Memorial Art Gallery, George Eastman House and Visual Studies Workshop do feature avant-garde works on a regular basis. Why doescutting edge feel sharper in Erie County?