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150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series—Painting Since 1970, Part 1

With Curator of Education Mariann Smith

Saturday, January 26, 2013, 11:15 am

Linda Besemer (American, born 1957). Fold #88, 2004. Acrylic paint and aluminum rod, 120 x 84 inches (304.8 x 213.4 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Edmund Hayes Fund, 2004. © 2004 Linda Besemer.

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The news of the death of painting in the 1960s was greatly exaggerated. Since then, painters have taken many paths, developing new approaches and adopting new materials. Artists of the 1970s came up with a variety of ways to reintroduce representational images into art; stories, imagination, and expression were all resurrected by artists such as Neil Jenney, Susan Rothenberg, Anselm Kiefer, and Julian Schnabel. Since then, painters have developed even more new approaches—many of them non-traditional—adopted new materials, and taken painting in many creative and fascinating directions.  

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