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Past Exhibitions

    • The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art

      October 21, 2005–January 29, 2006

      The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art is came to Buffalo in October 2005. Organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the University at Buffalo Art Galleries in collaboration with the Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, The Wall was the largest exhibition of contemporary Chinese art to travel beyond China. It also marked the first collaboration between American art museums and a major Chinese art institution focusing on contemporary Chinese art.

    • On View: Stellar Works from the Collection

      February 1–January 7, 2006

      On View: Stellar Works from the Collection is an exciting reinstallation of the Gallery’s permanent collection, featuring well-known masterworks from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. This exhibition is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the collection’s first home - the magnificent building designed by Edward B. Green in 1905.

    • A New Installation by Robert Therrien

      January 1, 2006

      Los Angeles-based artist Robert Therrien has been making sculpture for more than three decades, transforming ordinary objects and forms into extraordinary works of art. More than simply an enlarged replica, this work of art combines the abstract sculptural forms of the furniture with the novelty and magic of experiencing these everyday objects from a new perspective.

    • A New Installation by Paul Pfeiffer

      January 1, 2006

      In recognition of the Stanley Cup’s visit to Buffalo on April 24, 2006, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery presents Pfeiffer’s work, honoring hockey’s Holy Grail. In Caryatid, Pfeiffer presents video footage of the Cup, as it is held up above the heads of players of winning hockey teams; but by erasing the players, Pfeiffer alters our perception of hockey’s highest symbol of achievement.

    • A New Installation by Rachel Whiteread

      January 1, 2006

      The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is pleased to present Untitled (Domestic) as part of an ongoing series of large-scale sculptural installations in the Gallery’s impressive Sculpture Court. British-born artist Rachel Whiteread has received critical acclaim for her unique body of work, in which she transforms ordinary domestic items and proverbial spaces into discretely poignant objects that subvert the viewer’s sense of traditional function, form, and space.

    • A New Installation by Jim Hodges

      January 1, 2006

      Jim Hodges - a highly respected artist who transforms ordinary objects into poetic spectacles – brings his largest work to date to the Gallery’s Sculpture Garden this summer. This sculpture entitled look and see is an eleven-and-one-half-foot, twisting plane of stainless steel, with a surface that has been cut with a laser, polished, and painted black and white to create a stylized camouflage pattern, which includes reflective areas, through which one can see the surrounding architecture.

    • Franz West: Recent Sculptures

      October 21, 2004–October 16, 2005

      Franz West is one of Austria’s most highly regarded artists. He has spent his career rethinking the ways in which art is experienced and encourages viewers of his work to become active participants. For West, art is not about perfect form, but about finding a way to get around convention and articulate the psychological and physical sensibilities that make us uniquely human.

    • Extreme Abstraction

      July 15–October 2, 2005

      Extreme Abstraction was a major exhibition surveying of the history and future of abstraction that spanned the three buildings of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and extended onto its outdoor campus in the summer and fall of 2005. 

    • The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection

      May 6–July 3, 2005

      The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection celebrated the significant gift of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that was recognized at The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy’s Annual Meeting on October 8, 2003. The Formans, married for fifty-eight years, began collecting contemporary art in the 1950s.

    • Beyond/In Western New York 2005

      April 30–June 19, 2005

      The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has been organizing exhibitions dedicated to artists living and working in the Western New York region since 1934. Beyond/In Western New York 2005 continued the Gallery’s commitment to regional artists, and in an ambitious effort to expand the scope of the project, the geographic parameters for eligible artists was extended to Southern Ontario, North Eastern Ohio, North Western Pennsylvania, and Western and Central New York.