Voices in Contemporary Art Lecture Series

The Albright-Knox’s Voices in Contemporary Art Lecture Series lends a microphone to contemporary artists exhibiting at the museum. The Series will connect these artists and their work to Western New Yorkers while fostering discussion on the societal and cultural trends they represent. Together with the talented curators who collaborated on their exhibitions, these artists will share details about their process, presentation, and inspiration.

Voices in Contemporary Art lectures are free for everyone.

Recent Programs

Past Programs

Eija-Liisa Ahtila in Conversation with Janne Sirén and Cathleen Chaffee

Friday, October 9, 2015, 7:15 pm

Eija-Liisa Ahtila

Erin Shirreff in Conversation with Cathleen Chaffee

Friday, January 22, 2016, 7:15 pm

Erin Shirreff

Torey Thornton in Conversation with Holly E. Hughes

Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:15 pm

Torey Thornton

Sopheap Pich Artist Talk

Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:30 pm

Sopheap Pich

Mark Bradford in Conversation with Cathleen Chaffee

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:15 pm

Mark Bradford

Artists in Conversation with Senior Curator Cathleen Chaffee

Friday, February 17, 2017, 7:15 pm

Featuring Kasper Akhøj, Tamar Guimarães, Jacob Kassay, Eric Mack, and Willa Nasatir

Individual portraits of Kasper Akhøj, Tamar Guimarães, Eric Mack, Willa Nasatir, and Jacob Kassay

Joe Bradley in Conversation with Cathleen Chaffee

Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:15 pm

Joe Bradley with Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén in front of Bradley's painting Good World, 2017

Nari Ward, "If You Sense Something, Say Something"

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:15 pm

Nari Ward

Dindga McCannon, "Where We At" Black Women Artists

Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:15 pm

Dindga McCannon

Tony Oursler and Andrew Lampert in Conversation

Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:15 pm

Production photograph featuring Mike Kelley and Tony Oursler from the 1980 filming of Tony Conrad’s Hail the Fallen, 1981

B. Ingrid Olson in Conversation with Holly E. Hughes

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6:30 pm

B. Ingrid Olson

A Conversation with Stephen “ESPO” Powers

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 ● 7 pm

Stephen Powers

Voices in Contemporary Art: Aria Dean

Thu, Jan 10, 2019 ● 7:15 pm

Aria Dean

Voices in Contemporary Art: Liza Lou

Thu, Feb 21, 2019 ● 7:15 pm

A woman with dirty blonde hair and a black shirt stands in a large room with artmaking materials holding a palette with paint on it and a palette knife

Voices in Contemporary Art: Jacqueline Humphries in Conversation with Cathleen Chaffee

Thu, Mar 14, 2019 ● 7:15 pm

A woman on a ladder applying black paint to a large white paper taped to the wall

Voices in Contemporary Art: Kevin Beasley

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 ● 7:15 pm

An African American man

Program Sponsor

Voices in Contemporary Art is presented by HSBC Bank USA.

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