Incivility: A Visual Response co-presented by Buffalo Society of Artists and El...

Incivility: A Visual Response co-presented by Buffalo Society of Artists and El Museo

When: December 1–9, 2017

opening reception 
→ Friday, December 1, 7–9pm
new gallery hours: Wednesdays–Saturdays 12–6pm, and by appointment

Is it possible to have a civil conversation through the shared experience of encountering art that challenges?
Incivility: A Visual Response will explore the pervasiveness of incivility in today’s climate. Each day seems to bring a new affront or outrage, a stubborn refusal to try compassion or comprehension. Conversation too often deteriorates into insults and slurs. We turn away from each other instead, no longer civil, content to stay in our bubbles, protected by like-minded people.
Incivility: A Visual Response is a themed, non-juried exhibition open to all members of the Buffalo Society of Artists, posing a challenge to visually react to the current local and/or national climate encompassing a variety of issues.
This exhibition is co-presented by Buffalo Society of Artists and El Museo. A portion of the BSA entry fee will be donated to the International Institute of Buffalo, and there will be a suggested donation of $5 at the door during the exhibition and related events.
About Buffalo Society of Artists
The Buffalo Society of Artists is one of the oldest continually operating arts organizations in the country. Building on a legacy since 1891, we embrace visual exploration as critical to the voice of our time.
About El Museo
El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization presenting contemporary art and humanities programs with a focus on underserved communities. El Museo began serving Buffalo and Western New York in 1981 by providing exhibition opportunities for Latina/o/Hispanic artists, and later expanded its mission to include people of color, women and LGBTQ people, and the region’s growing population of immigrants and refugees. Occupying a storefront gallery space on Allen Street since 1997, El Museo produces exhibitions and events promoting diversity and inclusion, multiculturalism, and excellence in the arts and humanities.
El Museo’s activities are supported by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the City of Buffalo and Mayor Byron Brown, Give for Greatness, The Collective Buffalo, and the continued generosity of our Members and donors. Exhibition support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



Bryan Lee, Curator