The Albright-Knox’s Book AK program is a museum-hosted book club that provides the opportunity to explore the lives of artists and learn more about art- and museum-related topics.
After reading the pre-selected book, participants will be invited to meet at the museum, where Assistant Curator of Education Jessica DiPalma will lead a group discussion of the book, supplemented by a mini-presentation related to the topic, in the beautiful setting of AK Café. A reading guide and/or discussion questions will be posted on the website one month prior to the discussion.
Participation in Book AK is free for Members and free with Gallery admission for non-members on the day of the discussion. Registration is required and is limited to fifteen individuals. To register, please call Guest Services Manager Janelle Jaeger at 716.270.8296.
PLEASE NOTE: When you participate in a meeting around a particular Book AK selection you are not committing to participate in future meetings. While repeat participants are encouraged, each book selection has its own registration and each is limited to fifteen participants.
Lives of the Artists
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:15–11:30 am
The second Book AK selection is Calvin Tomkins’s Lives of the Artists. Tomkins provides an intimate look at the work and lifestyles of ten leading contemporary art world figures, including Matthew Barney, Maurizio Cattelan, John Currin, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, and James Turrell. Learn More and Register
Book AK—Lee Krasner: A Biography
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:15–11:30 am
The inaugural Book AK selection is Lee Krasner: A Biography, by Gail Levin. Written in 2011, this engaging biography explores the life and art of the Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner. Levin does not just focus on Krasner’s relationship with her husband, the painter Jackson Pollock, but explores all aspects of Krasner’s life and provides a rich account of her work as an artist, while asserting her role as a leading figure in the twentieth-century art world.