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Members' Opening for Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

5 pm - 7 pm EDT

Mark Bradford (American, born 1961). Butch Queen, 2016. Mixed media on canvas, 104 1/4 × 144 1/2 inches (259.7 × 367 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, by exchange, and Gift of Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida, 2016 (2016:13). © 2016 Mark Bradford.

FREE for Albright-Knox Members

Albright-Knox Members are invited to attend a Members’ Opening for the special exhibition Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford.

Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford features the work of celebrated American artists Mark Bradford (born 1961) and Clyfford Still (1904–1980). For the exhibition, Bradford has helped select more than twenty paintings from the Albright-Knox's important collection of works by Still. In adjacent galleries, Bradford presents a group of his own paintings—created specifically for this exhibition—that manifest an ongoing conversation with both Still’s abstractions and the broader legacy of Abstract Expressionism.

free public opening of Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford will follow from 7 to 9 pm. At 7:15 pm, join us for Emerging Voices in Contemporary Art: Mark Bradford in Conversation with Cathleen Chaffee.

RSVP online, or contact 716.270.8247 or

Exhibition Sponsors

Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford has been made possible through the generosity of First Niagara Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Banta, Jay Goldman, Hauser & Wirth Inc., Deborah Ronnen, and Amy and Harris Schwalb.

The First Niagara Foundation is proud to serve as the official Education Sponsor of this exhibition. Their sponsorship will underwrite free admission to the exhibition for all K–12 students in Erie County during the months of July and August, among other programming. 

Education programming for this exhibition is presented in partnership with the City of Buffalo.