Visual Arts

Culture Club Cheat Sheet: Art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

by / Aug. 26, 2015 3pm EST

Five reasons to visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery this fall.

September 4 
College students: Present your school ID and you’ll get free admission to the Screen Play: Life in an Animated World exhibit, plus 10 percent off purchases at the gift shop and the cafe. There will be a jazz happy hour in the sculpture garden with Doug Yeomans and Sue Kincaid, a screening of the 1951 film version of Alice in Wonderland, and rock outfit the Albrights to close out the evening.

October 1 / 8pm
Buffalo Chamber Players One of the region’s most lauded and ambitious chamber music ensembles, the Buffalo Chamber Players are establishing residency at the gallery this fall. The inaugural concert includes works by George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and Francis Poulenc.

October 3 / 7:30pm 
Slavic Soul Party! The Art of Jazz series is back, curated by Pausa proprietor and UB professor Jon Nelson. It kicks off with this internationally recognized nine-piece band that blends Balkan and Rom sounds with North American jazz and other influences..

Ecologies of Drama
October 10-January 3
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Ecologies of Drama Coinciding with Finn Fest USA 2015—in which Buffalo’s premier cultural institutions host the annual celebration of all things Finnish—the Albright-Knox hosts the first United States career survey of Eija-Liisa Ahtila. The gallery’s director, Janne Siren, will host a conversation with the artist on the evening of October 9.

Light and Language from the Panza Collection, 1967-1990
October 24-February 7 Looking at Tomorrow: Light and Language from the Panza Collection, 1967-1990 This year the gallery added 45 new works from the celebrated collection of Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, adding to 71 pieces purchased in 2008. The new acquisitions will be celebrated in this exhibit of immersive light and sound installations and Minimal and Conceptual artworks.

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