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Guests view Jason Rhoades's Highway to Heaven, 2003

Guests view Jason Rhoades's Highway to Heaven, 2003, in Defining Sculpture. Vik Muniz's Verso (Nighthawks), 2008, is in the background. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Gallery Talk: Defining Sculpture

Saturday, September 17, 2016 ● 11 am
11:30 am

FREE with museum admission
FREE for Members
Meet at the Guest Services Station

Join Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon for a gallery talk exploring the special exhibition Defining Sculpture

Featuring works drawn exclusively from the Albright-Knox’s Collection, Defining Sculpture offers a perspective on the medium’s remarkable development and hybridity from the postwar years to the present. Radically transformative Pop art sculptures by Marisol and Claes Oldenburg, inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s all-but-the-kitchen-sink Combines, join sprawling and monumental abstractions by Polly Apfelbaum, Katharina Grosse, and Tara Donovan that celebrate the glorious possibilities of color, while selected statements by contemporary sculptors provide timely points of view.

Another Gallery Talk on Defining Sculpture will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016, 11–11:30 am.

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