On the occasion of Picasso: The Artist and His Models, Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee will speak about the complex dynamic between Picasso and Matisse in the first decade of their acquaintance.
This lecture will be the first opportunity for an in-depth discussion of the true importance of this recent acquisition and of Gates’s international prominence in contemporary art.
Director’s Lecture Series 2016–2017, Lecture 5: Martin Wong’s Liberty Mourning the Death of Her Sister—Beijing, 1989
Although this work was made in 1989 it is a very recent acquisition of the Albright-Knox, and this will be the first opportunity to hear about its importance in the context of the museum’s collection and art of the period.
Director’s Lecture Series 2016–2017, Lecture 4: Hanne Darboven’s 408 drawings in 10 chapters, 1972–73
This group of drawings was acquired from the Panza collection in 2015, and this lecture will be the first opportunity to learn about the work’s importance in relation to the art of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the Albright-Knox’s collection.
Director’s Lecture Series 2016–2017, Lecture 1: Lucas Samaras’s Room No. 2 (popularly known as the Mirrored Room), 1966
This lecture will provide greater insight into the importance of Lucas Samaras’s Room No. 2 and trace the vital precedent it set for installation-based practices in contemporary art.
A joyous painting with all kinds of hybrid creatures playing, singing, dancing, and celebrating, Harlequin’s Carnival is categorically recognized as among Miró’s greatest works.
In the summer of 1886, Paul Gauguin visited the small village of Pont-Aven in Brittany where he became fascinated with the history of peasant life and its traditional costumes, customs, and rituals.
Clyfford Still Museum Director Dean Sobel will trace Still’s art and life from its beginnings in the prairies of Washington state and Alberta, Canada, to his arrival in New York in 1950 and his last years in rural Maryland.
Please join us for a panel discussion about the special exhibition Screen Play: Life in an Animated World.
A Conversation between Artist Tony DeLap and Art Historians Barbara Rose and Douglas Dreishpoon, Preceded by a Trailer from the Film Tony DeLap: A Unique Perspective
Critic and art historian Barbara Rose and Albright-Knox Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon will engage artist Tony DeLap in a conversation around his long and distinguished career.