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

With Curator of Education Mariann Smith

Saturday, February 9, 2013, 11:15 am

Mona Hatoum (British of Palestinian origin, born Lebanon, 1952). + and -, 1994–04. Steel, aluminum, sand, and electric motor, edition AP, 10 5/8 x 157 1/2 x 157 1/2 inches (27 x 399.4 x 399.4 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. General Purchase Funds, 2007. © 2004 Mona Hatoum.

FREE for Members / FREE with Gallery admission for non-members
Auditorium

Sculpture has moved way beyond the traditional stone, wood, and metal of the past. In this lecture, you will learn about works made of unusual materials—including horsehair, taxidermy animals and eyes, television sets, furniture, rubber, and sardines—as well as works that take traditional materials and use them in new and unexpected ways.

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