Visitors at the new Ground Zero 360 exhibition that runs through Oct. 29.

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Quick Center Exhibitions

Whether you're drawn to works by European and American masters or contemporary artists, Quick Center galleries offer something to please every art lover.

Fall Semester 2023 Exhibitions

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Ground Zero 360

Featuring work by artists from around the world, this exhibition commemorates the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center.


Exhibition Dates: Sept. 11 — Oct. 29
Paul Beltz Gallery, second floor
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Ground Zero 360 quiltThis internationally acclaimed exhibition conveys the chaos, courage and emotion of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

“Ground Zero 360” honors the victims of 9/11 and the valor of New York City police officers, firefighters and rescue workers who rushed to the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the terrorist attack. The exhibition features artwork created by artists from around the world to commemorate the day.

The exhibition is the brainchild of Nicola McClean, a photojournalist who was working in New York City on 9/11, and her husband, Paul McCormack, a retired inspector with the New York Police Department. McCormack, a native of Donegal, Ireland, was among the many police officers who responded to the World Trade Center, while McClean, a native of Dublin, Ireland, took thousands of photographs of the devastation in and around Ground Zero.

The exhibition includes more than 40 original pieces of artwork created by professional artists from all over the world. It is this stunning artwork that defines this exhibition and takes it well beyond the factual events of 9/11 at Ground Zero.

Visitors will be able to touch fragments of a twisted steel I-beam and broken granite from the World Trade Center. The exhibition includes small steel crosses that ironworkers created onsite at Ground Zero, as well as an American flag that flew over the site. There are also personal effects of two victims of 9/11, graciously donated by their loved ones.

Ground Zero 360 is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the memory of all victims of Sept. 11, 2001.


Hand and Spirit

A collection of contemporary artwork, this exhibition brings to life the culture of the American Southwest.


Exhibition Dates: Sept. 11 — through fall semester
Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery, second floor

Horizontal combinedThis exhibition features a collection of modern Kachinas, 27 paintings and drawings, as well as more than 60 pieces of pottery created by artists whose families have been creating traditional pottery for hundreds of years.

The collection was bequeathed to the Quick Center by the late David Van Buren, a 1969 St. Bonaventure graduate and longtime criminal justice professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Van Buren fell in love with the American Southwest while serving as a visiting scholar at Northern Arizona University, researching peacemaking and the tribal courts of the Navajo Nation.

The Van Buren collection adds a new dimension to the University Art Collection. It will eventually be integrated into our contemporary galleries so that it can be acknowledged as the exceptional art that it is.

Imagery: A Hopi corn maiden Kachina, left; right: a Hopi "Silent Warrior" carved by Gilbert Naseyowna, among other works.


Art and Hand

A companion to the "Hand and Spirit" exhibition, "Art and Hand" showcases a collection of contemporary Southwest pottery and paintings.


Exhibition Dates: Sept. 11 — Dec. 15
Front Gallery, first floor

Curated by Gary Keem, a 1969 St. Bonaventure graduate, this exhibition includes contemporary Southwest pottery as well as paintings by Raymond L. Knaub, Don Brackett and the late Buffalo-based painter and sculptor Joseph Orffeo.

Below: "Last Night on the Sangres," oil on canvas by Don Brackett (left), and "Yampa at Twilight," oil on canvas by Raymond C. Knaub.

Art and Hand combined

European and American Masters

Exhibition Dates: Ongoing
Dresser Foundation Gallery, first floor
This gallery features works by European and American masters from the University Art Collection. Works by Dürer, Victors, School of Rembrant, Rothermel, Robinson and Homer grace the walls of this gallery.

Below: "Morning After the Snow" by William Bliss Baker
Morning After The Snow sized

Asian Collection: Ancient and Modern

Exhibition Dates: Ongoing
Marianne Letro Lane Gallery, first floor
This exhibition includes contemporary works by Chinese and Japanese artists as well as a 20-foot Chinese scroll, a replica of an ancient work.

Below left: A ritual food container dating from the Jin Dynasty, 317-420 A.D.; right: Painting by Tseng-ying Pang, 1992.
"Ding," a ritual food container dating from the Jin Dynasty
Painting by Tseng-ying Pang, 1992