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Two new exhibitions will make the University at Buffalo's Anderson Gallery (1 Martha Jackson Place) the focal point of the local art community this week. The architecturally striking space, on an out-of-the-way side street near UB's south campus, will host the openings of "Adam Levin: Objectivity Theatre" and "Fifty at Fifty: Select Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection" at 6 p.m. Saturday.

With "Objectivity Theatre," Levin explores the idea of objectivity -- a word and concept that sits at the center of an ongoing debate in the world of journalism and beyond. He does that, according to a press release announcing the exhibition, in a way that is somehow connected to natural science. "Fifty at Fifty," the largest in a trio of exhibitions organized around the 50th birthday of ambitious local art collector Gerald Mead, features work across all media from a who's who of regional artists from the past century and a half.

Both exhibitions run through Oct. 21. For more information, visit www.ubartgalleries.org or call 829-3754.

-- Colin Dabkowski