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Lost Beauty II: The Art of Museum Stories

Presented by Aleron

Now Open for a Limited Engagement through December 31, 2021!

For the first time ever, experience the Museum’s Collection through the eyes of an artist.

The Buffalo Museum of Science and renowned artist Alberto Rey invite you to examine a special selection of fifteen items from our vast collection and, through his paintings, look beyond the scale, label, or fragment, to appreciate the lost beauty within.

Museums are sometimes described as the storehouses of the human condition. While museums can house artifacts and specimens from across time and place, it is how these items inspire others that truly gives them value. The same object or specimen invokes something different in each of us.

Why are these items in the collection, and what can they tell us? Why should they matter? How does safeguarding these particular items further our understanding of the world around us?

Join us this fall for a unique perspective on the art of these museum stories at Lost Beauty II, presented by Aleron.

Entry into Lost Beauty II is included with general Museum admission and FREE for Museum Members!

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Artist Alberto Rey

📷: David Moog, 2015

Alberto Rey is a Distinguished Professor at State University of New York at Fredonia in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media. He is also an artist, ceramicist, videographer, writer, Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide and the founder/director of a youth fly fishing program, Children in the Stream/4H. His artwork is the permanent collection of around 20 museum collections and has had over 200 exhibitions. He has written and illustrated three books; Complexities of Water- Bagmati River, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, The Extinct Birds Project and Lost Beauty: Icebergs.


Become a Member today!

There’s no better time to become a Buffalo Museum of Science Member.

As a member, you will receive free admission to Lost Beauty II for everyone covered by your membership, as well as 12 months of free general Museum admission, 10% off all Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve events, camps and programs throughout the year, and free or discounted admission to more than 350 science centers worldwide.