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Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua is Tuesday

CHAUTAUQUA – A lecture on Buffalo’s Olmsted Parks and guided tours of an exhibit of artist Charles Burchfield’s writings and paintings will be the highlights of the fifth annual “Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua” on Tuesday at Chautauqua Institution.

Thomas Herrera-Mishler, president and chief executive officer of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, will speak on the parks at 12:20 p.m. in Smith Memorial Library, following introductory remarks by Dennis Galucki, founder of the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature and the originator of “Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua.”

Anthony Bannon, executive director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, will lead tours at 1:15, 1:30 and 1:45 p.m. of the Burchfield exhibit in the Gallo Family Gallery at the Strohl Arts Center.

At 3:30 p.m. in the Hall of Christ, David C. Rotterman, vice president for television production at WNED-TV, and Jon Schmitz, Chautauqua’s historian and archivist, will discuss the locally-produced PBS special, “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America.”

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