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    • Marie Lorenz: Ezekia

      May 14–September 11, 2016

      Ezekia features a five-channel video installation and related sculptures by New York–based printmaker, sculptor, and filmmaker Marie Lorenz, who uses the tide to navigate, explore, and document urban waterways in boats she builds by hand.

    • Five Buffalos at Central Library (Education Exhibition)

      June 30–July 31, 2016

      In association with the exhibition Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford, students at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts examined Bradford's work to develop inspiration for their own class project.

    • Art Makes You Think Bigger (Education Exhibition)

      June 1–June 19, 2016

      This exhibition explores how art and design are integral parts of the learning process at Buffalo Public School 33 Bilingual Center and showcases the work of the students.

    • 2016 Art’scool “Inspired” Exhibition

      May 27–June 19, 2016

      The 2016 Art’scool “Inspired” contest encouraged K–12 teachers whose students visited the Albright-Knox to show us how they connected their museum visit to their classroom work. This exhibition features winning contest entries.

    • 2016 Art’scool “Inspired” Online Exhibition

      May 17–June 19, 2016

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our fifth annual Art'scool "Inspired" contest. A selection of entries will be on view in this online gallery. An exhibition of winning entries will be on view in the Clifton Hall Link.

    • Torey Thornton: Sir Veil

      February 27–May 29, 2016

      Torey Thornton’s purposely ambiguous imagery is nestled between abstraction and figuration. This mini-survey exhibition considers Thornton’s process and the important role language, both graphic and visual, plays in his practice.

    • For the Love of Things: Still Life

      February 27–May 29, 2016

      Selected predominantly from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s renowned collection, this exhibition considers the still life's recent history: how this perennially popular thematic genre has continued to flourish while often being challenged and, in many ways, transformed.

    • Art That Inspires (Education Exhibition)

      May 6–May 22, 2016

      Art That Inspires is a multi-media exhibition of artwork by students in grades K–12 at Tapestry Charter School, presented by the school's Visual Art department.

    • Erin Shirreff

      January 23–May 8, 2016

      In her work across media, Erin Shirreff mines the network that connects sculpture to its photographic representation. This first large-scale US museum survey of Shirreff’s work is organized by the AK and ICA/Boston.

    • Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning

      January 16–May 1, 2016

      Joan Jonas is best known for her unique combination of installation, performance, drawing, photography, and film. This exhibition will debut two works by Jonas that the museum recently acquired.

    • Monet and the Impressionist Revolution, 1860–1910

      November 15, 2015–March 20, 2016

      This exhibition comprises prominent works by Claude Monet and other leading Impressionist artists. It features works from the AK’s Collection, as well as several paintings by Monet on loan from other US museums.

    • Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Ecologies of Drama

      October 10, 2015–January 3, 2016

      This selected survey of the past twenty years of pioneering Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s moving-image installations includes works from every period of her career, including the North American premiere of her newest work.

    • One of a Kind (Education Exhibition)

      November 3–November 22, 2015

      One of a Kind is a collection of seven solo exhibitions highlighting emerging young artists from the education program at Autism Services, Inc.

    • Artist to Artist

      July 11–November 8, 2015

      This exhibition features photographs of prominent twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists from the Albright-Knox’s Collection. Taken by fellow artists, these portraits were created over a span of more than eighty years and capture artistic figures that define the modern and contemporary art world.

    • Dan Colen: Shake the Elbow

      June 13–October 18, 2015

      This installation debuts a new group of colorful abstract paintings by the New York–based artist Dan Colen, who translates the gestures of action painting into piles, globs, and skeins of multicolored chewing gum.

    • Tech Today (Education Exhibition)

      September 1–September 20, 2015

      Technology Today is Aspire of Western New York’s innovative, tech-based program. This exhibition features works by the program's participants.

    • Screen Play: Life in an Animated World

      June 20–September 13, 2015

      Screen Play: Life in an Animated World is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to examining the work of contemporary artists who use the techniques, technologies, and tropes of animation as tools in their practice. 

    • Materials (Education Exhibition)

      August 4–August 23, 2015

      Materials features artworks created by young artists at Artpark’s Artcamp. The works were created in sessions led by artists Leeann Catanzaro, Matthew Conroy, Francesca D’Angelo, Brian Nacov, Chuck Tingley, Richard Tomasello, and Jesse Walp.

    • Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball (Charity)

      March 20–August 16, 2015

      Often inspired by the history of art, Jeff Koons directly based his sculpture Gazing Ball (Charity) on La Soupe by Pablo Picasso, one of his major artistic influences.

    • Expression through Art (Education Exhibition)

      June 30–July 26, 2015

      This exhibition features artworks created through a Children’s Guild of Buffalo grant-funded program produced by the Mental Health Association and facilitated by art therapist Karie Schwartz, LCAT, ATR-BC.

    • 2015 Art’scool “Inspired” Exhibition

      May 29–June 21, 2015

      The 2015 Art’scool “Inspired” contest encouraged K–12 teachers whose students visited the AK to show us how they connected their museum visit to their classroom work. This exhibition features winning contest entries.

    • 2015 Art’scool “Inspired” Online Exhibition

      May 20–June 21, 2015

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our fourth annual Art'scool "Inspired" contest. A selection of entries will be on view in this online gallery. An exhibition of winning entries will be on view in the Clifton Hall Link.

    • Robert Heinecken: Surrealism on TV

      January 22–May 31, 2015

      This exhibition presents a singular, pioneering work by Heinecken, Surrealism on TV, 1986, which weaves together the artist's interest in both print and broadcast media. 

    • Art and Literacy (Education Exhibition)

      April 28–May 27, 2015

      The art department of the Lake Shore Central School District proudly displays the artwork of their kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Students have created unique works of art that reflect the theme “Art and Literacy.”

    • Eye to Eye: Looking Beyond Likeness

      March 8–May 17, 2015

      This comprehensive exhibition of captivating depictions from the late eighteenth century to post-modernity explores the evolution of Western portraiture by delving into the complex network of social conventions and artistic practice that have shaped the genre. 

    • Overtime: The Art of Work

      March 8–May 17, 2015

      From its sweat, danger, and drudgery, to its heroism, daring, and pride, the labor of others has fascinated artists throughout the modern period. Inspired by works in the Albright-Knox’s Collection, this exhibition creates connections between art and artists from the late eighteenth century to the present.

    • David Adamo

      January 22–May 17, 2015

      This exhibition features an installation of Adamo's small sculptures in the Gallery for Small Sculpture as well as a new group of large-scale wood-carved sculptures in the Sculpture Court. 

    • Arturo Herrera: Little Bits of Modernism

      December 12, 2014–April 5, 2015

      Selected from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s substantial holdings by Arturo Herrera (Venezuelan, born 1959), this exhibition gives prominence to the artist’s multifaceted practice. 

    • The Nature of Learning (Education Exhibition)

      February 3–February 22, 2015

      This exhibition represents the desire of Bilingual Center, School 33 to publicly introduce the creativity, expression, and insights of children in pre-k through eighth grade as they question, explore, and learn about their surrounding world.

    • Imperfections By Chance: Paul Feeley Retrospective, 1954–1966

      November 9, 2014–February 15, 2015

      This exhibition will flesh out the full spectrum of Feeley’s creative output: early Abstract Expressionist–inspired paintings from the mid-1950s, organic figure-ground compositions from the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the diagrammatical compositions that preoccupied him from 1962 until 1966. 

    • Giving up One's Mark: Helen Frankenthaler in the 1960s and 1970s

      November 9, 2014–February 15, 2015

      This exhibition will focus on the painter's development during the 1960s and 1970s, a period that marks her transition from oil to acrylic paint, and from gestural abstraction to robust images of consolidated color and tonal nuance.

    • Tacita Dean: The Friar’s Doodle

      September 27, 2014–January 11, 2015

      This exhibition presents four works by Dean from the Albright-Knox’s Collection that were created following two visits to the Romanesque cloister at Santo Domingo de Silos, a Benedictine monastery in northern Spain. 

    • Printed Editions in the Sixties and Seventies: LeWitt, Roth, Ruscha

      July 11, 2014–January 4, 2015

      Printed Editions in the Sixties and Seventies: LeWitt, Roth, Ruscha features a selection of artists’ books and prints from the Albright-Knox’s Collection by three pioneering artists who reenvisioned what a book could be: Sol LeWitt, Dieter Roth, and Ed Ruscha.

    • Lucas Samaras: Reflections

      June 21, 2014–January 4, 2015

      Presented alongside Lucas Samaras’s famously disorienting Room No. 2, 1966, this exhibition comprises a selection of Samaras’s prints, sculpture, photographs, and a painting, all drawn from the museum’s Collection.

    • Process to Discovery (Education Exhibition)

      October 1–November 23, 2014

      Process to Discovery highlights works created through the Access AK: Creative Connection program, in which participants of all ages with special needs explore a variety of works in the museum’s Collection. 

    • Millie Chen: The Miseries & Vengeance Wallpapers

      October 4, 2013–November 16, 2014

      In Millie Chen's The Miseries & Vengeance Wallpapers, what initially appear to be decorative walls are ultimately revealed to be a provocative dialogue between two sets of exquisitely horrific images culled from Jacques Callot's epic suite of etchings “The Miseries and Misfortunes of War.”

    • Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape

      November 17, 2013–October 5, 2014

      Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape explores the interplay of history, identity, and landscape in the work of one of the most important artists of our time. Several major works by Kiefer form the core of the exhibition.

    • Sincerely Yours: Treasures of the Queen City

      July 5–September 14, 2014

      This exhibition of more than seventy masterworks from the Albright-Knox's Collection comes home to Buffalo as the second stop of a national tour, giving Western New Yorkers the opportunity to see these treasures with fresh eyes.

    • Ellie Ga: It Was Restored Again

      May 31–September 14, 2014

      This exhibition in the Gallery for New Media features Sayed, 2013, and It Was Restored Again, 2013, from Ga's most recent series of works, “Square, Octagon, Circle,” 2012–14.

    • Albrecht Dürer: Highlights from the Collection

      May 2–July 6, 2014

      Albrecht Dϋrer: Highlights from the Collection presents works by the German artist Albrecht Dϋrer (1471–1528) in celebration of the quincentennial of Dϋrer’s Melencolia I, 1514.

    • 2014 Art’scool “Inspired” Exhibition

      May 16–June 15, 2014

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our third annual Art'scool "Inspired" contest, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. This exhibition of winning entries will be on view in Clifton Hall.

    • 2014 Art’scool “Inspired” Online Exhibition

      May 8–June 15, 2014

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our third annual Art'scool "Inspired" contest. A selection of entries will be on view in this online gallery. An exhibition of winning entries will be on view in Clifton Hall May 16June 15.

    • One Another: Spiderlike, I Spin Mirrors

      March 7–June 1, 2014

      This exhibition, drawn primarily from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection, considers the creative impulses of some of the most influential female artists of our time. 

    • Millie Chen: Tour

      January 30–May 18, 2014

      Tour, 2014, an audio-video installation by Millie Chen that contemplates arguably “healed” genocide sites, provokes the question: How can we sustain the memory of that which has become invisible? 

    • Frontier Central School District (Education Exhibition)

      April 1–April 27, 2014

      The Art Department of the Frontier Central School District proudly displays the artwork of their kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Through this exhibition, Frontier art students are able to see their work and creative talents at an elevated level.

    • Cubes and Rectangles, Boxes and Containers

      August 16, 2013–April 20, 2014

      Cubes and rectangles can be some of the quietest forms in art. Boxes and containers are altogether different from their non-referential counterparts; by definition, they contain something. This exhibition will explore all four forms.

    • Buffalo's Monuments Men

      February 6–April 6, 2014

      Buffalo's Monuments Men presents archival materials, as well as recently discovered information about one of the Albright-Knox’s paintings, to celebrate the contributions made by Buffalo’s Monuments Men to the preservation of Europe’s cultural heritage during World War II.

    • Expression Through Art (Education Exhibition)

      December 31, 2013–February 2, 2014

      This exhibition features the work of children with a mental health diagnosis aged 6–18 who participated in a four week art session facilitated by art therapist Karie Schwartz as part of a Ronald McDonald House Charities grant-funded program produced by the Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc.

    • Kota Ezawa: REDRAWN

      October 4, 2013–January 19, 2014

      This exhibition features a selection of works from a series Ezawa created that focuses on physical space versus illusionary space, and how reality and fiction merge to form intricate relationships in films, television, and photographs.

    • Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962–2010

      September 27, 2013–January 19, 2014

      Co-organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and The Drawing Center, this exhibition includes more than sixty works on paper by Ken Price, many of which have rarely been exhibited. While the artist is best known for his sculpture, this exhibition offers a rare look at his dedication to drawing.

    • Robert Therrien

      July 3–October 27, 2013

      Since the 1970s, Robert Therrien has created work sourced from memory and the everyday, coaxing humble elements into surreal configurations through abstraction, repetition, color, and scale.

    • Healing Hearts: From Hurt to Hope (Education Exhibition)

      August 27–September 29, 2013

      Healing Hearts: From Hurt to Hope features the work of student artists in kindergarten through twelfth grade from eight local school districts. The artworks created for this exhibition reflect and call attention to the need for anti-bullying awareness.

    • Trine Lise Nedreaas: Yana and Noname

      June 21–September 29, 2013

      Trine Lise Nedreaas works mainly in video, using a post-production process that gives her works, which are based on fictional elements, a documentary-like feeling. This exhibition focuses on Nedreaas's Yana and Noname, 2009.

    • R. B. Kitaj: Don’t Listen to the Fools

      June 21–September 15, 2013

      R. B. Kitaj’s works explore questions central to the development of the twentieth century, while also incorporating autobiographical qualities. This exhibition will feature more than seventy-five works in the Gallery’s Collection.

    • Sweet Dreams, Baby! Life of Pop, London to Warhol

      May 31–September 8, 2013

      Life of Pop offers an in-depth look at rarely seen works from the Gallery’s Pop art collection, while providing a historical analysis of the movement’s influences, key contributors, techniques, themes, trends, and legacy.

    • Young at Art (Education Exhibition)

      June 22–July 25, 2013

      This exhibition features artwork created by three hundred kindergarten through fourth-grade students at Maple West Elementary School in Williamsville.

    • 2013 Art’scool “Inspired” Exhibition

      May 17–June 9, 2013

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our second Art'scool "Inspired" contest, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. This exhibition of selected entries will be on view in Clifton Hall.

    • 2013 Art’scool “Inspired” Online Exhibition

      May 3–June 9, 2013

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our second Art'scool "Inspired" contest. All entries are now on view in this online gallery. An exhibition of selected entries will be on view at the Gallery May 17June 9.

    • Kelly Richardson: Legion

      February 16–June 9, 2013

      Kelly Richardson: Legion is a major mid-career survey exhibition that takes an extensive look at Richardson’s audio-visual installation works of the past fifteen years.

    • Artworks in the Knox (Education Exhibition)

      April 16–May 12, 2013

      Artworks in the Knox features works by students from all twelve schools in the West Seneca Central School District. Approximately three hundred works created by students in kindergarten through grade twelve are featured.

    • Beauty, Life, and Spirit: A Celebration of Greek Culture

      July 27, 2012–April 21, 2013

      This exhibition—presented in celebration of the Gallery's 150th anniversary—is the third in a series organized in partnership with the Buffalo Museum of Science that incorporates work from both museums’ collections.

    • Engage, Exchange, Expand (Education Exhibition)

      March 15–April 7, 2013

      Engage, Exchange, Expand is an exhibition of artwork created by participants in the Gallery’s Access AK: Creative Connection program, which serves a wide range of visitors of different ages and needs with tours and artmaking sessions.

    • Houses of Collective Embroidery (Education Exhibition)

      January 8–February 3, 2013

      These portraits of houses—inspired by Artist-in-Residence Dennis Maher and his exhibition House of Collective Repair—were made through layering by artists from Starlight Studio and Art Gallery.

    • DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012

      August 21, 2012–January 6, 2013

      This major exhibition will explore the Albright-Knox’s recent collecting history, featuring key acquisitions from the past ten years and highlighting the continuing growth and dynamism of the Gallery’s Collection.

    • Universals Albright-Knox 150

      December 4–December 30, 2012

      In honor of its 150th anniversary, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery commissioned the artists Eric and Heather ChanSchatz to create a unique work of art that will be on view starting December 4, 2012, to celebrate the Gallery’s Founders’ Week.

    • Color 150 (Education Exhibition)

      December 4–December 30, 2012

      Throughout the course of the Albright-Knox’s 150th anniversary this year, we invited Gallery friends of all ages to get creative with our PARTICIPATE coloring cards. This exhibition is the result.

    • Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s

      March 30–July 8, 2012

      Wish You Were Here explores a creative ecology that flourished in Buffalo in the 1970s comprising collaborative pockets of artistic communities in the visual arts, film, video, performance, literature, and music.

    • Art’scool "Inspired"

      May 10–June 17, 2012

      K–12 teachers from throughout Western New York entered our Art'scool "Inspired" contest, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. This exhibition of selected entries will be on view in Clifton Hall.

    • Calloused (2012 Future Curators Exhibition)

      May 3–June 17, 2012

      This exhibition is organized by the 2012 Future Curators and features artwork created by local high school students. It is composed of pieces that show both vulnerability and the internal strength we acquire through time.