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150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series—Video Since 1970, Part 2

With Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11:15 am

Kelly Richardson (Canadian, born 1972). Twilight Avenger, 2008. High-definition video, edition 3/5. Running time: 6 minutes, 20 seconds. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Fellows for Life Fund, by exchange, 2008. Image courtesy the artist and Birch Libralato, Toronto. © 2008 Kelly Richardson.

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Just as photography was an exciting new medium in the mid-nineteenth century, video was a new medium available to individual artists for the first time in the 1960s. Since then, artists have harnessed the flexibility of video to express the ideas of a new millennium brimming with technology. Many museums, including the Albright-Knox, are now vigorously collecting and exhibiting works in video and other new media.

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