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  • February 5, 2011

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    Anything Goes: Sculpture, 1970s–1990s

    Saturday, February 5, 2011, 11:15 am

    No more heroes on horseback or marble busts! Anything goes in contemporary sculpture from this period, including cubes created with explosives and fire, life-sized camels, a family made of television sets, bronze lakes and waterfalls, immense tools standing in an Italian plaza, and intense psychological spaces. Artists discussed will include Nancy Graves, Bryan Hunt, Nam June Paik, Martin Puryear, and Jackie Winsor.

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  • January 29, 2011

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    It’s Back! Painting, 1970s–1990s

    Saturday, January 29, 2011, 11:15 am

    The news of the death of painting had been greatly exaggerated by the Minimalists! Good thing the painters weren’t listening! Stories, imagination, expression, and meaning were all resurrected by artists such as Neil Jenney, Anselm Kiefer, Susan Rothenberg, and Julian Schnabel.

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  • January 22, 2011

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    Nothing’s New under the Sun: Post-Modernism

    Saturday, January 22, 2011, 11:15 am

    Did you know that modernism is over? Many feel it ended in the 1970s, when truth and history were called into question by the philosophy known as postmodernism. Before you come to this lecture, make sure to throw away all of your preconceptions about what art is, what artists do, and what art history has been!

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  • January 15, 2011

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    Physical Fact/Fleeting Idea: Minimalism and Conceptual Art

    Saturday, January 15, 2011, 11:15 am

    Is it possible for a work of art to refer to nothing but itself? How much can be eliminated before nothing is left? Come find out about artists who don't always make their own work and artists for whom the idea—rather than the object—is supreme. Artists discussed will include Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, and Robert Morris.

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  • January 8, 2011

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    Outside the Walls: Art Beyond the Museum

    Saturday, January 8, 2011, 11:15 am

    When artists don't want to be slaves to the art market, they may choose to make art outside with untraditional and ephemeral materials. Artists discussed will include pioneers in this area—including Christo and Robert Smithson—and some of the more contemporary artists they have inspired—including Olafur Eliasson and Andy Goldsworthy.

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  • January 7, 2011

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    Artist Talk: Forty: The Sabres in the NHL Photographer Bill Wippert

    Friday, January 7, 2011, 7 pm

    Sabres Team Photographer Bill Wippert is known for his innovative techniques, including shooting games at ice level, allowing a view of the full ice surface.

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  • January 2, 2011

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    Artist Talk: Forty: The Sabres in the NHL Photographer Ron Moscati

    Sunday, January 2, 2011, 3 pm

    Legendary news photographer Ron Moscati has covered most big moments in the Sabres’ history, from the Stanley Cup playoffs in 1975, featuring the French Connection, to the fog game in Buffalo, when Rene Robert scored in overtime.

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  • December 18, 2010

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    The Art of the 1960s: Soup Cans, Comic Books, Optical Illusions, and Popular Culture

    Saturday, December 18, 2010, 11:15 am

    Stuffed animals, bronze beer cans, silk screens, dizzying spirals, Marilyn Monroe, Stars and Stripes, Mickey Mouse, George Washington and Simon Bolivar, plaster of Paris, altered pianos, tires and ladders, and more all get their "fifteen minutes of fame," as Andy Warhol would have appreciated.

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  • December 11, 2010

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    Abstract Expressionism: Gesture and Color Field Painting

    Saturday, December 11, 2010, 11:15 am

    Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, and their colleagues developed a new, distinctly American style of painting, helping shift the center of the international art world from Paris to New York. After the devastation of World War II, their large, bold paintings expressed a new, inner reality in response to the increasingly unpredictable and changing world.

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  • December 4, 2010

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    From Rodin to Brancusi: One Hundred Years of Sculpture

    Saturday, December 4, 2010, 11:15 am

    A Sleeping Muse that looks like an egg, Night in the form of a woman, birds made of bronze and marble, a woman who is also a mountain, a forty-ton composition of stones named after a Japanese folk hero—all this and more in a lecture that explores the endless possibilities of twentieth-century sculpture, and artists including Auguste Rodin, Constantin Brancusi, and Henry Moore.

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