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Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton

Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton. Photograph from The Buffalo Sunday News, December 1, 1919. Scanned image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives. 

Stories from the Archives, Lecture 1: Past Directors

By Archivist Gabrielle Carlo

Thursday, August 6, 2020 ● 12 pm
1 pm

FREE for members
Virtual Event

In this two-part lecture series, Archivist Gabrielle Carlo will take members on a historical tour of the long and rich history of the Albright-Knox, the sixth oldest public art institution in the United States. The museum's Archives Collection spans almost 160 years, includes materials ranging from Institutional Records to Special Collections, and serves as the institution’s collective memory. 

This first presentation in the series will focus on the talented and dedicated directors of the museum. It will discuss the significant contributions of the first seven directors: Charles M. KurtzCornelia Bentley Sage Quinton (the first female director of a major art museum in the United States), William M. HekkingGordon B. WashburnDr. Andrew C. Ritchie (a member of the Monuments Men during World War II), Edgar C. Schenck, and Gordon M. Smith


This member-exclusive series is free for Albright-Knox members. Register online using the links below. Please register for each of the two lectures individually if you would like to attend the entire series. You will receive an email reminder the day of the lecture with directions for joining the webinar. Please contact with any questions or for assistance. If you are not a current member and you would like to attend, we invite you to join or renew now.

Register Online for Lecture 1 (August 6)
Register Online for Lecture 2 (August 13)

About the Speaker

Gabrielle Carlo received her B.A. in Vocal performance from Buffalo State College and M.A. in Musicology from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. Pursuant to her interest in archives, libraries, and the importance of preserving history, she earned her Master of Library and Information Science with a specialization in Archives from the University at Buffalo. Prior to serving as the Albright-Knox's Archivist, she worked as Assistant Music Archivist at the University at Buffalo and as Processing Archivist for the University Archives. She has hosted preservation workshops for the Library and Archives community in and around Buffalo and has been teaching Music History at Buffalo State College for almost eight years.

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