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    • 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.

    • Paul Pfeiffer: In the Zone

      November 7, 2010–March 6, 2011

      This exhibition presents three newly acquired sculptural-based video works by Pfeiffer that focus on the history of sports culture and spectatorship.

    • REMIX: Sol LeWitt

      August 7, 2010–February 27, 2011

      Although wall drawings represent the foundation of his practice, Sol LeWitt’s works on paper, sculptures, artist's books, and writings on Conceptual art were equally important to his oeuvre.

    • Making a Connection: Language and Imagery (Education Exhibition)

      January 15–February 9, 2011

      The Exploring the Arts program at Shea’s Performing Arts Center introduced students to a number of art forms, including the visual, literary, and performing arts. The theme of this exhibition is writing inspired by visual art.

    • Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents

      September 24, 2010–January 16, 2011

      This international contemporary art exhibition—the product of a unique curatorial collaboration between twelve of Western New York’s museums and galleries—showcases the work of more than 100 extraordinary artists from the region and beyond.

    • Art, Through the Eyes of Young Children (Education Exhibition)

      December 8, 2010–January 12, 2011

      This exhibition features original works of art by infants and school-aged children from the Buffalo State Child Care Center. The children have used different materials and techniques to create distinctive works, both individually and as a group.

    • Forty: The Sabres in the NHL

      November 7, 2010–January 9, 2011

      Forty: The Sabres in the NHL—featuring more than two hundred photographs by Ron Moscati, Robert Shaver, and Bill Wippert—celebrates forty illustrious years of the National Hockey League in Buffalo.

    • Celebrating Disability History Week

      October 1–December 6, 2010

      Artists from The Arts Experience, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, St. Mary's School for the Deaf, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Matter at Hand program come together to celebrate Disability History Week.

    • ECHO: Sampling Visual Culture

      June 25–October 10, 2010

      ECHO: Sampling Visual Culture will explore a selection of contemporary artists from the Gallery's Permanent Collection who incorporate humor and appropriation into their artmaking.

    • Clyfford Still

      June 25–August 29, 2010

      The Albright-Knox Art Gallery owns the largest public collection of paintings by the American Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still—an ensemble of thirty-three abstract works that span the most critical developments of his career from 1937 to 1963.

    • Fletcher Benton: The Alphabet

      July 30, 2009–July 5, 2010

      Renowned American sculptor Fletcher Benton is best known for cutting, folding, and realigning two-dimensional sheets of steel into three-dimensional objects that seem to defy gravity.

    • Photography by Women Artists

      May 28–June 27, 2010

      Photography by Women Artists, focused entirely on photographs created by women, is designed to challenge our notion of the female perspective.

    • The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941–1960

      March 19–May 30, 2010

      Guest curated by Roald Nasgaard, Professor of Art History at Florida State University, this exhibition includes sixty works of art, as well as photographs, books, and other ephemera documenting the history of the Automatiste, Canada’s first truly avant-garde art movement.

    • Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980–2008

      February 19–May 30, 2010

      Guillermo Kuitca’s prolific career encompasses a diverse body of work and a familiar yet thought-provoking range of imagery. The paintings and works on paper in Everything inspire viewers not only to contemplate their relationship to the piece in front of them, but also their place within personal spaces and the larger world.

    • Topographies

      November 13, 2009–February 28, 2010

      Topography, the practice of creating detailed maps or charts that define the terrestrial characteristics of a singular locality, was originally conceived by ancient cultures as simply “the study of place.

    • Ingrid Calame: Step on a Crack . . .

      September 25, 2009–February 28, 2010

      Ingrid Calame is the inaugural artist in the Albright-Knox’s Artist-in-Residence program. Calame and her local team made hundreds of square feet of tracings, which the artist transformed into the drawings and paintings that make up this exhibition.

    • ROBERT MANGOLD Beyond the Line: Paintings and Project 2000–2008

      October 23, 2009–January 31, 2010

      Organized by Albright-Knox Chief Curator Douglas Dreishpoon, this exhibition honors the outstanding career of Robert Mangold, an artist whose native roots are in Buffalo and who has been a major figure in the investigation of geometric abstraction since the 1960s.

    • WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha

      July 24–October 25, 2009

      The premise of this exhibition can be defined simply as an artist and his sphere of influence. WALL ROCKETS takes its title from a work by Ed Ruscha of the same title depicting a majestic mountain range of snow-capped peaks amidst a deep blue atmosphere.

    • Bad Habits

      July 10–October 4, 2009

      A meditation on vice and naughtiness in contemporary art, Bad Habits presents a selection of the more subversive objects in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection.

    • Strange Brew: The 1960s

      May 29–September 20, 2009

      This selection of works from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection focuses the art that sprang from the 1960s counterculture, which fuses elements of surrealism and pop art with swirling patterns, neon colors, repeated motifs, and bizarre iconography.

    • Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

      May 8–July 5, 2009

      Forty-seven exquisite color and black-and-white photographs of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo by the American photographer Nickolas Muray are featured in this exhibition organized and circulated by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services.