Swoon will transform Albright-Knox Northland (612 Northland Ave, Buffalo) into an open and meditative environment featuring a number of her large-scale sculptural installations as well as her first stop-motion animation video. Beyond these individual objects, the artist is interested in establishing spaces of empathy with a compassionate eye toward greater understanding and creating positive impact in the lives of her audiences. In Seven Contemplations, the artist infuses often difficult aspects of her personal journey with a spirit of generosity, offering a model of how pushing through the discomfort of challenges may lead toward healing.
Join Director of Education and Community Engagement Jennifer Foley and Art Truck Program Coordinator Vicente Rondon to learn about arts education and how it has evolved in a rapidly changing landscape. Learn More and Register
Join us on Sunday, September 13, from 1 to 2:30 pm for a FREE Virtual Family Funday with activities inspired by Shannon Olsen’s book Our Class Is a Family and Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez’s mural Welcome Wall.
Storytime & Artmaking, 1–1:40 pm Movement for Kids & Families, 1:40–2:05 pm Drop-In Art Activity, 2:05–2:30 pm
Register Now! Once you register, we will send you details on how to join.
Saturdays, October 17, 24, and 31, 2020 ● 10 am–12 pm
Students in this virtual class will learn about Swoon’s practice as a street artist and create posters and prints inspired by the themes in the special exhibition Swoon: Seven Contemplations. Learn More and Register
Students in this virtual class will take inspiration from the portraits in the special exhibition Swoon: Seven Contemplations to create their own self-portrait drawings and paintings. Learn More and Register
Scaffolding around the museum’s 1905 Building, August 13, 2020. Photograph by Tom Loonan.
As our construction manager, Gilbane Building Company, continues work on the site of the new building, the team has embarked on another important element of the project: the masonry repairs and roof replacement needed to restore the exterior of the 1905 Building. The scaffolding allows workers to access every nook and cranny of the historic Beaux-Arts masterpiece.