The museum's annual Western New York exhibitions, begun in 1934, invited local artists to submit their work for presentation and prizes. The jury for the 27th Annual Western New York Exhibition consisted of Katharine Kuh, art critic of The Saturday Review, author, and former curator of painting at the Art Institute of Chicago; Harry Bertoia, sculptor and designer whose sculptural screen of steel and brass was located at the time in the Garden Restaurant; and Hedda Sterne, Romanian-born artist and wife of the artist-cartoonist Saul Steinberg.
About The Western New York Exhibitions
The Western New York exhibitions acknowledge the breadth of talent in the art community of Western New York and reflect the Albright-Knox’s ongoing commitment to support the creative endeavors of these artists. Begun in 1934, the Western New York exhibitions bring together notable works of art in the region and provide a wider field of appreciation for area artists.
Painting, sculpture, prints, and works on paper have traditionally been included, with a category of photography added in 1951 and video and film in 1984. Since 1977, the Western New York exhibitions have alternated with In Western New York and Beyond/In Western New York, invitational exhibitions with selections made by the museum’s curators.