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Sincerely Yours: Treasures of the Queen City

Saturday, July 5–Sunday, September 14, 2014

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997). Head—Red and Yellow, 1962. Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1962. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

1905 Albright Building

Buffalo is home to an extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery enjoys a worldwide reputation for showcasing these treasures. From 2014 to 2015 the Albright-Knox is proud to present a national tour of more than seventy masterworks from the Collection. This exhibition of renowned artworks—including paintings by Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Andy Warhol—opened in March 2014 at the Denver Art Museum to overwhelming critical acclaim. The Albright-Knox now brings the exhibition home to Buffalo as the second stop of this national tour, giving Western New Yorkers the opportunity to see these Treasures of the Queen City with fresh eyes. The paintings and sculptures in Sincerely Yours tell the captivating story of twentieth-century art and highlight the dramatic innovations in contemporary art today. When the exhibition closes in Buffalo it will travel to the San Diego Museum of Art (October 4, 2014–January 27, 2015), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (February 19–June 1, 2015), and the Milwaukee Art Museum (June 26–September 14, 2015). Before these famous artworks delight museumgoers around the country, the Albright-Knox welcomes everyone to treasure this extraordinary exhibition of masterpieces that are “sincerely ours” here in Buffalo.

A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, with essays by Albright-Knox Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon and former Head of Research Resources Susana Tejada, texts on each of the works by former Curator of Education Mariann W. Smith, and a timeline of the museum’s 150-year history by Curator for the Collection Holly E. Hughes. Learn More

This exhibition is organized by Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon and Curator Cathleen Chaffee.

This exhibition has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of D-B Trust.


Museum admission is required to view this special exhibition on M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY.