Albright Knox Art Gallery (Spring 2017)

Arts One class learns about Impressionism at the AK, 2/17/17.

Arts One visited the Albright-Knox Art Gallery for a docent-led tour of the museum's world-class collection of modern art.

The gallery's collection includes several pieces spanning art throughout the centuries. Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic styles can be found in works by artists of the nineteenth century such as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh.

Revolutionary styles from the early twentieth century such as cubism, surrealism, constructivism are represented in works by artists like Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Joan Miró, Piet Mondrian, and Alexander Rodchenko. Because of Seymour H. Knox and Gordon M. Smith, a former director, the Albright-Knox was one of the first museums to collect Abstract Expressionism in depth.

More modern pieces showing styles of abstract expressionism, pop art, and art of the 1970s through the end of the century can also be found represented by artists such as Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol.

Students were also able to visit Picasso: The Artist and His Models which featured significant paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints by Picasso from the Albright-Knox's collection with additional iconic paintings by the artist, which were selected from museums in both Europe and the United States to draw connections between the conceptual and stylistic developments of his work.