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  • February 26, 2014

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    Clyfford Still and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery: A Conversation

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 8:30 pm

    The Albright-Knox is pleased to announce a special event taking place at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado, that highlights the Albright-Knox’s significant collection of works by the artist (American, 1904–1980).

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  • February 11, 2014

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    Director's Lecture Series—Inventing Tradition: National Galleries and Private Collections in the Age of Nation Building

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7–8:30 pm

    Topics explored in this fourth lecture of the series include the modern synergy among art, cultural institutions, and nationalism and the creative tension between the “academy” and the “avant-garde.”

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  • February 7, 2014

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    AK CONTEMPORARY: GERHARD RICHTER

    Friday, February 7, 2014, 7 pm

    The German artist Gerhard Richter is one of the leading figures in today’s contemporary art world. In Gerhard Richter Painting, director Corinna Belz provides a rare glimpse into this famously camera- and media-shy seventy-nine-year-old artist’s process.

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  • November 5, 2013

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    Director's Lecture Series—Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité! Museums in the Age of Revolution, 1789–1871

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7–8:30 pm

    The third lecture in this series will explore the impact that the revolutions, spreading across Europe during this time, had on the development of museums.

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  • November 1, 2013

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    Artist Talk: Jason Middlebrook

    Friday, November 1, 2013, 8 pm

    Join us for a rare opportunity to hear artist Jason Middlebrook talk about his art and creative process. This talk will include a discussion of Middlebrook’s sculpture Underlife, 2012–13, the most recent addition to the Albright-Knox’s campus.

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  • October 1, 2013

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    Director's Lecture Series—Museums and the Enlightenment: Princely Desires and the Quest for Knowledge

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7–8:30 pm

    The second lecture in this series will explore how, during the Enlightenment, museums evolved into increasingly public spaces with specific systems for presenting and archiving material artifacts.

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  • September 10, 2013

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    Director's Lecture Series—Origins of the Museum: From Ancient Temples to Renaissance Rooms of Wonder

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 7–8:30 pm

    On September 10, the Albright-Knox will begin a series of six lectures led by Dr. Janne Sirén entitled All About Museums: A Brief History from Renaissance Cabinets of Curiosity to Contemporary Hubs of Creativity, 1400–Present. The series will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the history of museums and their development from the Renaissance to the present.

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  • May 15, 2013

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    Andy Goldsworthy—SOLD OUT

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:30 pm

    Please join us for a rare opportunity to hear a talk by the renowned British artist Andy Goldsworthy when he visits Buffalo to complete two major works on the Albright-Knox’s grounds.

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  • March 16, 2013

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

    Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11:15 am

    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.

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  • March 9, 2013

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

    Saturday, March 9, 2013, 11:15 am

    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.

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