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Pursuing happiness is theme of annual Buffalo Day

CHAUTAUQUA – The fourth annual Buffalo Day at Chautauqua on Tuesday will complement the Week Five theme at Chautauqua Institution, “The Pursuit of Happiness.”

Dennis Galucki, founder of Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and originator of Buffalo Day at Chautauqua, will speak at 1:45 p.m. in Smith Library on “In Pursuit of Happiness: The Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea.”

He will be followed at the podium by Ed Healy of Visit Buffalo Niagara and co-coordinator of the 2011 National Trust Conference in Buffalo, who will speak on “Buffalo Niagara’s Art, Architecture, History and Nature.”

A tour of “Abstract Expressionism – Part III,” a collaboration of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, will be led by artistic director Don Kimes at 1 p.m. David Rotterman, vice president of WNED-TV, will speak on “Chautauqua: An American Institution” at 3:30 p.m. in the Hall of Christ.

Amphitheater speaker at 10:45 a.m. will be Robert Putnam, author of “Bowling Alone” and Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, who will discuss happiness and community in American life.

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