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Column Structure XXII

Robert Mangold (American, born 1937). Column Structure XXII, 2008. Acrylic, graphite, and black pencil on canvas; 120 x 96 inches (304.8 x 243.8 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange, 2009 (2009:21a-c). © Robert Mangold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Robert Mangold: Beyond the Line: Paintings and Project 2000–2008

Friday, October 23, 2009
Sunday, January 31, 2010

1905 Building

This exhibition honors the outstanding career of Robert Mangold, an artist whose native roots are in Buffalo and who has been a major figure in the investigation of geometric abstraction since the 1960s. Born in North Tonawanda, New York, in 1937, Mangold’s earliest visits to an art museum were to the Albright-Knox.

This nearly ten-year survey explores the development of the artist’s paintings and works on paper with his “Curled Figures,” “Columns,” “Column Structures,” and most recently his “Ring Images” series. Mangold’s monumental commission for the colored glass windows in Buffalo’s new United States Courthouse, scheduled to open in July 2010, will also be featured in the exhibition through architectural models, preliminary sketches, and photographs that document the building and the site. Designed by architect William Pedersen, the courthouse will connect Buffalo’s illustrious architectural past with its future.

This exhibition is organized by Chief Curator Douglas Dreishpoon.

Exhibition Sponsors

This exhibition and book project are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. 

Major foundation sponsorship support for this exhibition has been provided by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation in American Art.

Leadership support of this exhibition has been generously provided by:
Susan O'Connor Baird and Bruce Baird
Charles Balbach
Drs. Andy and Helen Cappuccino
Donald H. Cloudsley
Debra and George Couch
Isabella and Theodor Dalenson
Walter De Logi
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Foley
Dr. Robert and Caterine Gatewood
Martha and Tom Hyde
Roberta and Michael Joseph
John and Mary Pappajohn, Des Moines
Dieter and Beatrice Schwarz
Annemarie and Gianfranco Verna
Elisabeth Roche Wilmers and Robert Wilmers
Leslie and Howard Zemsky

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