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    • Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape

      November 17, 2013–October 5, 2014

      Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape explores the interplay of history, identity, and landscape in the work of one of the most important artists of our time. Several major works by Kiefer form the core of the exhibition.

    • Sincerely Yours: Treasures of the Queen City

      July 5–September 14, 2014

      This exhibition of more than seventy masterworks from the Albright-Knox's Collection comes home to Buffalo as the second stop of a national tour, giving Western New Yorkers the opportunity to see these treasures with fresh eyes.

    • Ellie Ga: It Was Restored Again

      May 31–September 14, 2014

      This exhibition in the Gallery for New Media features Sayed, 2013, and It Was Restored Again, 2013, from Ga's most recent series of works, “Square, Octagon, Circle,” 2012–14.

    • Albrecht Dürer: Highlights from the Collection

      May 2–July 6, 2014

      Albrecht Dϋrer: Highlights from the Collection presents works by the German artist Albrecht Dϋrer (1471–1528) in celebration of the quincentennial of Dϋrer’s Melencolia I, 1514.

    • 2014 Art’scool “Inspired” Exhibition

      May 16–June 15, 2014

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our third annual Art'scool "Inspired" contest, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. This exhibition of winning entries will be on view in Clifton Hall.

    • 2014 Art’scool “Inspired” Online Exhibition

      May 8–June 15, 2014

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our third annual Art'scool "Inspired" contest. A selection of entries will be on view in this online gallery. An exhibition of winning entries will be on view in Clifton Hall May 16June 15.

    • One Another: Spiderlike, I Spin Mirrors

      March 7–June 1, 2014

      This exhibition, drawn primarily from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection, considers the creative impulses of some of the most influential female artists of our time. 

    • Millie Chen: Tour

      January 30–May 18, 2014

      Tour, 2014, an audio-video installation by Millie Chen that contemplates arguably “healed” genocide sites, provokes the question: How can we sustain the memory of that which has become invisible? 

    • Frontier Central School District (Education Exhibition)

      April 1–April 27, 2014

      The Art Department of the Frontier Central School District proudly displays the artwork of their kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Through this exhibition, Frontier art students are able to see their work and creative talents at an elevated level.

    • Cubes and Rectangles, Boxes and Containers

      August 16, 2013–April 20, 2014

      Cubes and rectangles can be some of the quietest forms in art. Boxes and containers are altogether different from their non-referential counterparts; by definition, they contain something. This exhibition will explore all four forms.

    • Buffalo's Monuments Men

      February 6–April 6, 2014

      Buffalo's Monuments Men presents archival materials, as well as recently discovered information about one of the Albright-Knox’s paintings, to celebrate the contributions made by Buffalo’s Monuments Men to the preservation of Europe’s cultural heritage during World War II.

    • Expression Through Art (Education Exhibition)

      December 31, 2013–February 2, 2014

      This exhibition features the work of children with a mental health diagnosis aged 6–18 who participated in a four week art session facilitated by art therapist Karie Schwartz as part of a Ronald McDonald House Charities grant-funded program produced by the Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc.

    • Kota Ezawa: REDRAWN

      October 4, 2013–January 19, 2014

      This exhibition features a selection of works from a series Ezawa created that focuses on physical space versus illusionary space, and how reality and fiction merge to form intricate relationships in films, television, and photographs.

    • Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962–2010

      September 27, 2013–January 19, 2014

      Co-organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and The Drawing Center, this exhibition includes more than sixty works on paper by Ken Price, many of which have rarely been exhibited. While the artist is best known for his sculpture, this exhibition offers a rare look at his dedication to drawing.

    • Robert Therrien

      July 3–October 27, 2013

      Since the 1970s, Robert Therrien has created work sourced from memory and the everyday, coaxing humble elements into surreal configurations through abstraction, repetition, color, and scale.

    • Healing Hearts: From Hurt to Hope (Education Exhibition)

      August 27–September 29, 2013

      Healing Hearts: From Hurt to Hope features the work of student artists in kindergarten through twelfth grade from eight local school districts. The artworks created for this exhibition reflect and call attention to the need for anti-bullying awareness.

    • Trine Lise Nedreaas: Yana and Noname

      June 21–September 29, 2013

      Trine Lise Nedreaas works mainly in video, using a post-production process that gives her works, which are based on fictional elements, a documentary-like feeling. This exhibition focuses on Nedreaas's Yana and Noname, 2009.

    • R. B. Kitaj: Don’t Listen to the Fools

      June 21–September 15, 2013

      R. B. Kitaj’s works explore questions central to the development of the twentieth century, while also incorporating autobiographical qualities. This exhibition will feature more than seventy-five works in the Gallery’s Collection.

    • Sweet Dreams, Baby! Life of Pop, London to Warhol

      May 31–September 8, 2013

      Life of Pop offers an in-depth look at rarely seen works from the Gallery’s Pop art collection, while providing a historical analysis of the movement’s influences, key contributors, techniques, themes, trends, and legacy.

    • Young at Art (Education Exhibition)

      June 22–July 25, 2013

      This exhibition features artwork created by three hundred kindergarten through fourth-grade students at Maple West Elementary School in Williamsville.

    • 2013 Art’scool “Inspired” Exhibition

      May 17–June 9, 2013

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our second Art'scool "Inspired" contest, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. This exhibition of selected entries will be on view in Clifton Hall.

    • 2013 Art’scool “Inspired” Online Exhibition

      May 3–June 9, 2013

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our second Art'scool "Inspired" contest. All entries are now on view in this online gallery. An exhibition of selected entries will be on view at the Gallery May 17June 9.

    • Kelly Richardson: Legion

      February 16–June 9, 2013

      Kelly Richardson: Legion is a major mid-career survey exhibition that takes an extensive look at Richardson’s audio-visual installation works of the past fifteen years.

    • Artworks in the Knox (Education Exhibition)

      April 16–May 12, 2013

      Artworks in the Knox features works by students from all twelve schools in the West Seneca Central School District. Approximately three hundred works created by students in kindergarten through grade twelve are featured.

    • Beauty, Life, and Spirit: A Celebration of Greek Culture

      July 27, 2012–April 21, 2013

      This exhibition—presented in celebration of the Gallery's 150th anniversary—is the third in a series organized in partnership with the Buffalo Museum of Science that incorporates work from both museums’ collections.

    • Engage, Exchange, Expand (Education Exhibition)

      March 15–April 7, 2013

      Engage, Exchange, Expand is an exhibition of artwork created by participants in the Gallery’s Access AK: Creative Connection program, which serves a wide range of visitors of different ages and needs with tours and artmaking sessions.

    • Houses of Collective Embroidery (Education Exhibition)

      January 8–February 3, 2013

      These portraits of houses—inspired by Artist-in-Residence Dennis Maher and his exhibition House of Collective Repair—were made through layering by artists from Starlight Studio and Art Gallery.

    • DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012

      August 21, 2012–January 6, 2013

      This major exhibition will explore the Albright-Knox’s recent collecting history, featuring key acquisitions from the past ten years and highlighting the continuing growth and dynamism of the Gallery’s Collection.

    • Universals Albright-Knox 150

      December 4–December 30, 2012

      In honor of its 150th anniversary, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery commissioned the artists Eric and Heather ChanSchatz to create a unique work of art that will be on view starting December 4, 2012, to celebrate the Gallery’s Founders’ Week.

    • Color 150 (Education Exhibition)

      December 4–December 30, 2012

      Throughout the course of the Albright-Knox’s 150th anniversary this year, we invited Gallery friends of all ages to get creative with our PARTICIPATE coloring cards. This exhibition is the result.

    • Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s

      March 30–July 8, 2012

      Wish You Were Here explores a creative ecology that flourished in Buffalo in the 1970s comprising collaborative pockets of artistic communities in the visual arts, film, video, performance, literature, and music.

    • Art’scool "Inspired"

      May 10–June 17, 2012

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our Art'scool "Inspired" contest, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. This exhibition of selected entries will be on view in Clifton Hall.

    • Calloused (2012 Future Curators Exhibition)

      May 3–June 17, 2012

      This exhibition is organized by the 2012 Future Curators and features artwork created by local high school students. It is composed of pieces that show both vulnerability and the internal strength we acquire through time.

    • Art'scool "Inspired" Online Exhibition

      April 25–June 17, 2012

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our Art'scool "Inspired" contest. All entries are now on view in an online gallery. An exhibition of selected entries is on view at the Gallery through Sunday, June 17.