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Director's Lecture Series

The Director's Lecture Series, initiated in 2013 by Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Dr. Janne Sirén, is an annual series of six lectures that provides a unique opportunity to learn about a particular topic. Past series have explored the history of museums, the development of the modern definition of the artist, and artistic genres. The series is designed and presented by Dr. Sirén, with Deputy Director Dr. Joe Lin-Hill and Senior Curator Dr. Cathleen Chaffee.

Albright-Knox Members and students receive discounted tickets. The series is free for Albright-Knox Members at the Andy Warhol Circle level and higher. Scholarship opportunities are available.

Director's Lecture Series 2016–2017

Six Unforgettable Artworks in the Albright-Knox Collection

Presented by Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Dr. Janne Sirén, as well as Deputy Director Dr. Joe Lin-Hill and Curator Dr. Cathleen Chaffee

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Director's Lecture Series 2015–2016

The Orders of Modern Art: Reinvented Traditions, 1750–Today

Presented by Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Dr. Janne Sirén, as well as Deputy Director Dr. Joe Lin-Hill and Curator Dr. Cathleen Chaffee

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Director's Lecture Series 2014–2015

The Birth, Rise, and Evolution of Avant-Garde Art

Presented by Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Dr. Janne Sirén, as well as Deputy Director Dr. Joe Lin-Hill and Curator Dr. Cathleen Chaffee

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Director's Lecture Series 2013–2014

All About Museums: A Brief History from Renaissance Cabinets of Curiosity to Contemporary Hubs of Creativity, 1400–Present

Presented by Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Dr. Janne Sirén

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Program Sponsors

The Director's Lecture Series is made possible, in part, through the generous support of HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Additional support has been provided by WSF Industries, Inc.

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