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150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series

Saturdays, September 29, 2012–March 16, 2013
11:15 am, doors open at 11 am
FREE for Members / FREE with
Gallery admission for non-members 

This lecture series, held every two years in conjunction with the Education Department’s docent training course, will cover the history of art from the mid-nineteenth century through 2012. Curator of Education Mariann Smith and Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector will focus on works in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection as they cover both the art and the history of the past 150 years. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Let’s Get Real

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Color, Light, and Life: The Impressionist Revolution

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Paris, Provence, and Paradise: Post-Impressionism

Saturday, October 20, 2012
World Wars and Savage Beasts: French and German Expressionism

Saturday, October 27, 2012
No lecture 

Saturday, November 3, 2012
A Climb up the Mountain with Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Variations on the Cube: Cubism’s Legacy

Saturday, November 17, 2012
It’s All in Your Mind: Dada and Surrealism

Saturday, November 24, 2012
No lecture 

Saturday, December 1, 2012
Not for Victorian Drawing Rooms: American Art 1900–1945, Part I

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Turning Outward and Looking Inward: American Art 1900–1945, Part II

Saturday, December 15, 2012
From Rodin to Brancusi: 100 Years of Sculpture

Saturday, December 22, 2012
No lecture 

Saturday, December 29, 2012
No lecture

Saturday, January 5, 2013
When the Art World Came to New York: Abstract Expressionism

Saturday, January 12, 2013
The 1960s: Soup Cans, Comic Books, Optical Illusions, and Popular Culture

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Physical Fact/Fleeting Idea: Minimalism and Conceptual Art

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Painting Since 1970, Part 1

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Painting Since 1970, Part 2

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Sculpture Since 1970, Part 1

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Sculpture Since 1970, Part 2

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Photography Since 1970, Part 1

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Photography Since 1970, Part 2

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Video Since 1970, Part 1

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Video Since 1970, Part 2