Lecturer/BPAC Collections Head
Campus Address: Burchfield Penney Art Center 202E
B.A. 1975, SUNY Fredonia; Master of Arts in Humanities SUNY Buffalo, 1983.
Weekly is the Burchfield Scholar (2016-present), Head of Collections (2001-present) and Charles Cary Rumsey Curator (1985-present) at the Burchfield Penney Art Center (BPAC) on the Buffalo State College campus. She has presented numerous lectures, tours, and exhibits at the museum and has published widely on regional art, and especially on the renowned American artist Charles E. Burchfield (see below).
In 2005, Weekly became a lecturer in museum studies and, in 2012, was named Burchfield Penney Instructor of Museum Studies. She participated in committee work for the new graduate program in museum studies and prepared new course materials for the program.
Weekly has received numerous awards and recognition, including a certificate of recognition from the President’s Council on Equity and Campus Diversity (2015-16), and a Brazilian travel grant from the Universidade Federal de Uberlándia, Brazil (2012).
Her work with museum studies students brings emerging museum professionals into the realm of curatorship, where they have opportunity to select and interpret works of art for exhibitions at the BPAC. A highly acclaimed and landmark exhibition featuring the work and life of John Edmondson Brent, Buffalo’s first African American architect, was co-curated with museum studies graduate student Christine A. Parker.
MST 380 Introduction to Museums
MST 419 Curatorship
MST 425 Museum Preservation and Practice
MST 622 Researching and Presenting Museum Collections
MST 590 Independent Study graduate level
MST 499 Independent Study Undergraduate level
MST 795 Master’s Thesis
MST 690 Master’s Projects
HIS 665 Critical Issues in Museums
HIS 660 Museums and Society, HIS 660
Selected Publications by Nancy Weekly
Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield, ed. Nancy Weekly. Essays by Audrey Lewis and Nancy Weekly. Buffalo, NY: Burchfield Penney Art Center; SUNY Buffalo State, in collaboration with the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA, 2017.
Life Cycles: The Charles E. Burchfield Collection. Buffalo: Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College Foundation, 1996. (Editor and contributor)
Charles E. Burchfield: The Sacred Woods. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993. This book won the Silver Award for Design from the Art Directors and Communicators of Buffalo in 1994.
“Audio-Cryptograms,” Public 51, Colour (Toronto, Ontario, September 2015).
“Color and Sound: Charles E. Burchfield and the Question of Synesthesia.” Sensory Crossovers: Synesthesia in American Art. Sharyn Udall, contributor and editor. Albuquerque, NM: The Albuquerque Museum, 2010.
“Conventions for Abstract Thoughts.” In Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield. Robert Gober and Cynthia Burlingham, eds. Los Angeles, Munich, Berlin, London and New York: Hammer Museum and University of California and Delmonico Books-Prestel, 2009.
“Was Burchfield Synesthetic?” Synesthesia: Art and the Mind. Hamilton, ON: McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, 2008.
“Timeless Balance: The Ceramic Sculpture of Anne Currier,” Anne Currier/Sculpture Skulpturen. Stuttgart: ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers: 2006.
“Breaking the Rules: Charles E. Burchfield’s Contribution to Watercolor,” American Artist/Watercolor, 20th Anniversary Issue (Fall 2006): 6-21.
“art, Buffalo and the Niagara Frontier” (author) and “Iroquois art” (co-author with Stephanie Shultes). The Encyclopedia of New York State. Peter Eisenstadt, Editor in Chief, Laura-Eve Moss, Managing Editor. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2005.
Selected Exhibitions by Nancy Weekly at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, unless designated otherwise
Through These Gates: Buffalo’s First African American Architect, John E. Brent, co-curated with Christine A. Parker (2015)
Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield, traveling exhibition: Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA (2014) and Burchfield Penney Art Center (2014-15)
Storyboard: The Sexual Politics of Jackie Felix (2012)
Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield, traveling exhibition organized in collaboration with the Hammer Museum, UCLA: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2009); Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY (2010); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2010)
Edward Albee: American Theatre Master, Smith Theater, Buffalo, NY for Road Less Traveled Productions, May 8, 2010 and E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College, April 1-21, 2011 (project for BSC graduate students in Museum Studies)
Surrounded: Sampling Burchfield's Wallpaper, traveling exhibition: Burchfield Penney Art Center (2009); The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, NY (2015); Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine (2018)
Charles E. Burchfield: Ecstatic Light, traveling exhibition: DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY and Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY (2007)
Remembering the Forgotten Ones: Selections from the Milton Rogovin Collection, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY (2002); New-York Historical Society, New York, NY (2003)
Life Cycles: The Charles E. Burchfield Collection, traveling exhibition: Valparaiso University Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Indiana (1996); circulated nationwide to seven venues by The American Federation of Arts (1997-1999)
Charles E. Burchfield: The Sacred Woods, traveling exhibition: The Drawing Center, New York, New York (1993); Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York (1993); Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee (1994)
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