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Celebrating the Fourth of July at the Albright-Knox

July 4, 2012

Hannah Wilke with her project during Four for the Fourth, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, July 4, 1976. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Media Collection.

The Albright-Knox is closed today in observance of Independence Day, but on July 4, 1976, this was the place to be.

On that day, Albright-Knox Curator Linda Cathcart organized Four for the Fourth, a dynamic program in which four artists—Diane Bertolo, Joan Jonas, Hannah Wilke, and Jackie Winsor—created work in the presence of the public on the Gallery’s grounds, actively encouraging audience participation.

Visit the Gallery's Tumblr page to see the program from the event, photos of Wilke with her project, a photo of Winsor with her project, and a photo of the Four for the Fourth installation in Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s.

Four for the Fourth is represented in Wish You Were Here by a piece that Wilke created that day, a work by Winsor from the Gallery’s Collection (similar to a work she created that day), and a video documenting the event.

Stop by the Gallery between July 5 and 8 for a closer look. Wish You Were Here closes on July 8.