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Joe Bradley and Sterling Ruby in Clyfford Still: A Legacy for Buffalo

3 August 2023—11 March 2024
Group exhibition at Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Buffalo, NY, USA

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The AKG Art Museum is now fully open to the public. Visitors can experience Clyfford Still: A Legacy for Buffalo, which includes all thirty-three works by the artist in the Museum's collection, as well as a stunning exhibition of artworks in dialogue with or influenced by Still’s practice by artists like Jo Baer, Joe Bradley, Richard Diebenkorn, Sterling Ruby, and Stanley Whitney.

In 1957, the Buffalo AKG Art Museum (then known as Albright-Knox Gallery) acquired its first painting by Clyfford Still (American, 1904–1980). In the years that followed, then-Director Gordon Smith and Chairman of the Board, Seymour H. Knox, Jr. developed a unique relationship with the visionary artist whose early innovations in abstraction had helped pave the way for the Abstract Expressionist movement. This exhibition includes all thirty-three of the museum’s paintings by Still alongside documentation of his relationship with Buffalo from the museum’s archives. After this exhibition, a smaller selection of the artist's works will always be found in the context of the museum’s permanent collection in a dedicated gallery.