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Tony Conrad (American, born 1940). Examinations, 1979. Pencil on paper with Lucite, strap, and bed, drawing: 37 1/2 x 60 inches (95.3 x 152.4 cm), bed: 80 x 60 inches (203.2 x 152.4 cm). Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York.

Members’ Preview and Reception for Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s

Thursday, March 29, 2012 ● 5 pm
8 pm

Remarks and Tours, 6 pm
Reception, 6:30–8 pm

Albright-Knox Members are invited to join us for a preview and reception celebrating the special exhibition Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s.

This exhibition, which documents a remarkable period in Buffalo’s art history, is already garnering national attention:

“At moments during the 1970s, Buffalo must have seemed the center of the avant-garde world . . . . Wish You Were Here expands to include a truly dazzling array of work by approximately one hundred artists who exhibited in the city’s many innovative venues.”
– Branden W. Joseph, Artforum, January 2012

RSVP by Friday, March 23, 2012, to 716.270.8247 or

Event and Exhibition Sponsors

The reception is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Goldwater Family Foundation.

Wish You Were Here is presented by First Niagara.

The exhibition has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Kraus Family Foundation, The John R. Oishei Foundation, The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Paul William Beltz LLC, D-B Trust, the Banta Family, The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation, and donations made in memory of Melissa W. Banta, Anne Haughton, and Shirley Zemsky.

Additional support has been provided by Bill and Linda Magavern, Cindy and Francis Letro, Ann N. Bonte, Mary and Sheldon Berlow, and Margie and Sandy Nobel.

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