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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 10, 2010

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    Randy P. Schiff (English): “Arthurian Sovereignty and Animalized Violence: Terror and Territory in Ywain and Gawain”

    Friday, December 10, 2010, 4 pm

    This series transforms AK café into an “intellectual salon,” joining the University at Buffalo and the center of cultural life in the city. Scholars at AK features lectures by UB faculty who have been awarded Humanities Institute fellowships and provides an opportunity for the University and the Buffalo community to build connections through conversation.

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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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  • December 3, 2010

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    Lunch Lecture: Claude Monet

    Friday, December 3, 2010, 11 am–12:30 pm

    Curator of Education Mariann Smith discusses artists from the Gallery’s Collection over lunch in AK café.

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    Artist Walk and Talk: Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents Artist Richard Huntington

    Friday, December 3, 2010, 6 pm

    Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents Artist Richard Huntington will lead a tour of his work throughout the Gallery.

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    Artist Lecture: Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents Artist Scott McCarney

    Friday, December 3, 2010, 5 pm

    Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents Artist Scott McCarney will discuss his work.

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  • November 20, 2010

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    Turning Outward and Looking Inward: American Art 1900–1945, Part II

    Saturday, November 20, 2010, 11:15 am

    Georgia O’Keeffe and the southwest, John Marin and the skyline of New York, Charles Sheeler and American industry, the Social Realists and the problems of the 1930s, Grant Wood and the rural ideal—all this and more in this lecture on American art in the ever-changing decades before World War II.

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  • November 13, 2010

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    Not for Victorian Drawing Rooms: American Art 1900–1945, Part I

    Saturday, November 13, 2010, 11:15 am

    Although they were mocked as the "Ashcan School" and the "apostles of ugliness," Robert Henri and his followers believed that American art should come out of American experience, and created painting that, in Henri's words, "expresses the spirit of the people today."

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