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Dedication Begins for Courthouse Featuring Windows by Robert Mangold

May 3, 2012

A work by Robert Mangold in the Gallery's Collection: Column Structure XXII, 2008. Acrylic, graphite, and black pencil on canvas, 120 x 96 inches (305 x 244 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange, 2009. © 2010 Robert Mangold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Dedication ceremonies began today for the United States Courthouse building in downtown Buffalo that features an art glass window installation by the artist Robert Mangold.

The public dedication will take place on Friday, May 4, from 10 am to 3 pm, with special lectures, tours, and exhibits. On view throughout the day in the Courthouse pavilion, where Mangold’s windows are installed, is an episode of the PBS series “ART:21” that explores the artist’s creative process and his window installation. The episode will premiere on PBS later that evening at 9 pm.

The Gallery has several works by Mangold in its Collection, and, in 2009, Chief Curator Douglas Dreishpoon organized the special exhibition Robert Mangold: Beyond the Line: Paintings and Project 2000–2008, which featured Mangold’s paintings and documentation of the Courthouse window commission project.

Buffalo’s U.S. Courthouse is full of Western New York connections. Mangold was born in North Tonawanda and Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have requested to have the building named for Robert H. Jackson of Jamestown, the only U.S. Supreme Court justice from Western New York.

View All Works by Robert Mangold in the Gallery's Collection