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    • The Art of Friendship (Education Exhibition)

      August 30–September 25, 2016

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County’s Art of Friendship project uses art as a way to express the friendships and connections made between a Big Brother or Big Sister and their Little Brother or Little Sister. 

    • 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.