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150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series—Variations on the Cube: Cubism’s Legacy

With Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 11:15 am

Robert Delaunay (French, 1885–1941). Soleil, Tour, Aéroplane (Sun, Tower, Airplane), 1913. Oil on canvas, 52 x 51 5/8 inches (132.1 x 131.1 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. A. Conger Goodyear Fund, 1964.

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Many consider the invention of Cubism by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso to be the most important artistic invention of the twentieth century. Its influence was felt around the globe in the decades that followed, creating an explosion of innovation and creativity in visual art that was embodied in the work of individuals such as Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, and František Kupka, as well as groups such as the Russian Constructivists and Suprematists.

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