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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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  • November 6, 2010

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    Variations on the Cube: Cubism's Legacy

    Saturday, November 6, 2010, 11:15 am

    Cubism was born in France from the partnership of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, but its influence reached 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 Robert and Sonia Delaunay, František Kupka, Marcel Duchamp, Kazimir Malevich, and other early twentieth-century masters.

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  • October 30, 2010

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    It's All in Your Mind: Dada and Surrealism

    Saturday, October 30, 2010, 11:15 am

    A urinal as a sculpture, the Mona Lisa with a mustache, fondest dreams and worst nightmares, a pipe that’s not a pipe—Marcel Duchamp and the Dadaists challenged the whole of Western culture while Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, René Magritte, and the Surrealists explored the depths of their dreams.

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  • October 29, 2010

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    Eva Juarros-Daussà (Romance Languages and Literatures): “Catalans in New York: David and Goliath Revisited”

    Friday, October 29, 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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