Robert De Niro, Sr. and Irving FeldmanPainter and Poet at UB in the Late 1960s
UB Art Galleries, Buffalo, NY
September 11 - October 25, 2015Opening Reception
: September 11, 7 - 9 PM
Robert De Niro Sr. taught during summer sessions at University of Buffalo for six years beginning in 1967. His friend, poet Irving Feldman, taught at the university from 1964 to 2004 and was responsible for recruiting De Niro to teach for the program. "Robert De Niro, Sr. and Irving Feldman: Painter and Poet at UB in the Late 60s" includes work from both, alongside additional material from the collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the UB Poetry Collection. This exhibition was organized by UB Art Galleries Director Sandra Olsen with the help of Feldman, who matched up his poetry with De Niro's work.