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150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series—Physical Fact/Fleeting Idea: Minimalism and Conceptual Art

With Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 11:15 am

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007). Maquette for proposed installation at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2005–06. Fiberboard, digital image on paper, and styrene strip. Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York. Photograph by Ellen Labenski.

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Auditorium

What can you eliminate from sculpture and painting and have it still be art? Is it possible for a work of art to refer to nothing but itself? Must an artist use his or her own hands to make an artwork? Which is more important: the object or the idea? Come and view the results of this debate through the work of artists such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Agnes Martin, and Robert Mangold, who pondered these very questions in the 1960s and 1970s.

About the 150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series

This lecture series, held every two years in conjunction with the Education Department’s docent training course, will cover the history of art from the mid-nineteenth century through 2012. Curator of Education Mariann Smith and Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector will focus on works in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection as they cover both the art and the history of the past 150 years. The series continues through Saturday, March 16, 2013. Doors for all lectures open at 11 am. View Full Schedule