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Past Exhibitions

    • 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.

    • Spotlight on the Collection
      Artists in Depth: Arp, Miró, Calder

      March 25, 2011–April 15, 2012

      Presented by The Buffalo News
      Featuring a comprehensive array of works in all media by Jean (Hans) Arp, Joan Miró, and Alexander Calder, this exhibition will highlight the Gallery’s extensive collection of the work of these three modern masters, who pushed color, line, and form beyond convention.

    • Hands Up! (Education Exhibition)

      February 17–March 11, 2012

      Hands Up! is an exhibition of artwork created by participants in the Gallery’s Matter at Hand program, which serves a wide range of visitors of different ages and needs with tours and artmaking sessions.

    • Living Art:
      A. Conger Goodyear and Sculpture

      November 4, 2011–March 4, 2012

      This exhibition presents thirty-five sculptures and works on paper by nineteen artists, gifted or bequested to the Gallery by A. Conger Goodyear between 1926 and 1970. It will also feature a selection of archival material from the G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library and Gallery Archives. 

    • Virocode: A Disappearance of the Source

      October 21, 2011–January 29, 2012

      Virocode: A Disappearance of the Source will feature new works related to the artists' “Evolving Moisture” series, including static photo-sculptures, video projections, and a new experimental strategy that uses micro-loops of video/digital photographs that shimmer within framed LCD screens.

    • Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape

      October 21, 2011–January 22, 2012

      Victoria Sambunaris's photographs capture the expansive American landscape and the natural and fabricated adaptations that appear throughout it. This exhibition, presented in conjunction with the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, features approximately forty photographs from Sambunaris’s body of work.

    • Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes from America’s Heartland

      October 21, 2011–January 22, 2012

      Photographs by Jack Delano, Russell Lee, Marion Post Wolcott, and Others
      This exhibition will feature a selection of rarely seen color photographs from the Library of Congress’ Farm Security Administration (FSA) photography collection.

    • Videosphere: A New Generation

      July 1–October 9, 2011

      Videosphere: A New Generation is the first-ever exhibition of works in new media drawn exclusively from the Gallery’s Collection. Featuring twenty-six works by twenty-four artists, it highlights the Gallery’s recent acquisition of new media works with various styles and approaches.

    • SANGHA
      An Installation by Kathryn Walker

      July 22–September 25, 2011

      Kathryn Walker’s installation SANGHA—made up of nearly one thousand miniature pots embellished by the artist—will be on view in the Gallery for Small Sculpture.

    • Albright-Knox Art Gallery Staff Show 2011 (Education Exhibition)

      July 26–August 28, 2011

      Discover the hidden talents of the people who work behind the scenes at the Albright-Knox. This year’s exhibition features work created by diversely skilled staff members, including accountants, educators, security guards, and curators.

    • No Limitations (Education Exhibition)

      June 28–July 20, 2011

      No Limitations is a collection of artwork that represents the exploration and creative expression of the artists of People Inc. Arts Experience Day Habilitation.

    • raw (2011 Future Curators Exhibition)

      May 6–July 3, 2011

      The artists whose works are featured in raw delve into a realm of introspection, rejecting the commonplace and the ordinary. The result is an exhibition with an atmosphere free of the pollution of technology—a sort of sanctuary from the mechanics of everyday life.

    • Surveyor

      February 18–June 5, 2011

      Surveyor is a Collection-based exhibition presenting modern and contemporary artists whose works are rooted in the exploration, observation, construct, and perception of landscape.

    • Pipilotti Rist: Dwelling (within)

      March 18–June 4, 2011

      This exhibition will center on the recent acquisition of All or Nothing (alles oder nichts), 2010, an intimately scaled video sculpture by the Swiss-born artist Pipilotti Rist and the first work by the artist to be acquired by the Albright-Knox.

    • Artworks 2011: Inside the Knox (Education Exhibition)

      May 3–May 22, 2011

      The West Seneca Schools’ exhibition, Artworks 2011: Inside the Knox, celebrates student artists. It includes artwork in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography. 

    • Telling Tales

      July 30, 2010–April 17, 2011

      Telling Tales features a selection of small sculpture and other works that tell stories. Some of the stories are about spiritual beliefs, including those of Tahiti, Russia, and ancient Egypt.

    • Color.Explore.Express (Education Exhibition)

      February 18–March 20, 2011

      Color.Explore.Express is an exhibition of artwork created by participants in the Gallery’s Matter at Hand program, which serves a wide range of visitors of different ages and needs with tours and artmaking sessions.