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Celebrating Bloomsday 2021 with the creation of Buffalo’s newest mural

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

James Joyce

The University at Buffalo Libraries is celebrating Bloomsday 2021 with the creation of Buffalo’s newest mural, a 36-foot-tall, vibrant artwork of renowned author and poet James Joyce, regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.

A news conference introducing the mural, located at 181 Franklin St. (outside of the LoTempio P.C. Law Group building in Buffalo), was held on Monday, June 14, 2021. The event included local, state and international figures and dignitaries, including Consul General of Ireland in New York Ciarán Madden and New York State Senator Tim Kennedy.

The mural is part of a broader fundraising campaign and initiative to raise awareness of the UB James Joyce Collection, the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of manuscripts and materials by and about the famed Irish author.

More information about the mural is available on the UB News Center.

About the UB James Joyce Collection

UB is home to the largest collection of materials on Joyce in the world, including more than 10,000 pages of his working papers, notebooks and manuscripts, as well as photographs, portraits, memorabilia and Paris library, providing unmatched glimpses into the author’s writing process and literary relationships.

The James Joyce Collection — part of the UB Poetry Collection, the library of record for 20th- and 21st-century Anglophone poetry — is a destination for scholars around the world. Joyce is among the most highly researched literary figures of all time.

More information about the collection and how to contribute to it is available on this website for the collection.