In the early 1960s, Robert Indiana created a body of work inspired by the work of nineteenth-century American literary figures including Herman Melville and Walt Whitman.
Along with words, most notably “love,” numbers are one of the most frequently reoccurring motifs in the art of Robert Indiana.
For many artists in the 1960s, screenprints and posters became primary mediums for creative experimentation and sharing political ideas.
Exhibition Spotlight: Carrie Mae Weems and the 1980s in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
Living through the cultural shifts of the 1980s, Carrie Mae Weems and other artists examined how images and language—whether in art, media, or advertising—shape and often distort the representation of identity.
Although Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective is the first retrospective of the art of this pioneering musician, filmmaker, and University at Buffalo educator, Conrad's work has been on view at the Albright-Knox numerous times throughout the years.
Exhibition Spotlight: Dindga McCannon and “Where We At” Black Women Artists in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
In early 1971, Kay Brown, Dindga McCannon, and Faith Ringgold gathered a group of black women to discuss their common frustrations in trying to expand their careers as artists and to build support systems for making their work.
Exhibition Spotlight: Jae Jarell and the Black Arts Movement in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
As one of the co-founders of AfriCOBRA, fashion designer Jae Jarrell made one-of-a-kind, brightly colored clothing that celebrates black families and culture.
Each week this month we're highlighting five women artists with works in our collection. This week we focus on artists whose works have been recently acquired by the museum.
Exhibition Spotlight: Lorraine O’Grady and Just Above Midtown Gallery in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
Just Above Midtown Gallery supported the work of black artists engaged in noncommercial, nonrepresentational styles, including Lorraine O'Grady.