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Sunday, April 15

Read "See You There: Tokimonsta," See Her at Soundlab Thursday

By Corey Perla for Artvoice: There is no Magna Carta or Rosetta Stone of sampling. There are no rules or regulations, but if there were, TokiMonsta would break them. Each track on the LA electronic producer’s latest EP, Cosmic Intoxication, straddles the line between original work and mash up—blending recognizable samples with distorted, twisted clips. The glitchy hip-hop beats on Cosmic Intoxication are sample from a variety of sources, like the first track, “Playing With Toys” which creatively fuses the Junior Boys’ “Caught In A Wave” with the Flaming Lips’ “The Spark That Bled.” Not all of TokiMonsta’s samples are as easily recognizable, but they all combine to create dynamic, head bobbing tracks that usually transcend their parts. Listening to the Brainfeeder Records artist play with her toys is one thing, but watching her is another as she stands in front of her sequencer tapping out beats and wrestling knobs. TokiMonsta will bring her beats to Soundlab next Thursday (April 19) with openers Perceptor, Mark Kloud, and more. 

Saturday, March 24

Recreate the 2/17/12 Silver Mt Zion Show in Your Own Mind at

The set list, with full album track links, has been assembled here.

Thursday, March 22

Check Out "Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s" at the Albright Knox

On view Friday, March 30-Sunday, July 8, 2012:
Featuring more than three hundred works made almost exclusively in Buffalo during the 1970s, Wish You Were Here is structured thematically around the venues and organizations that galvanized the period: the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Artpark; the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts (CEPA); the Center for Media Study at the University at Buffalo and its downtown, independent counterpart, Media Study/Buffalo; the experimental music of the Creative Associates from UB's Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; the English Department at UB and the synchronous grassroots poetry movement; and Hallwalls.
Read about it here.

Wednesday, March 21

Watch Luvstep Tour Recap (Dirty South Joe B@B Flufftronix w/ Clicks & Whistles)... there's some Buffalove in there.

Check it out. Footage from DJ sets by Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix aka Luvstep w/special guest Clicks & Whistles, following the release of Luvstep 3. 2/14/2012-2/18/2012. 

Included songs:
 Hellfire Machina feat. Infuze - Good Love
. Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill - Eyes (Alvin Risk Remix). 
Usher - Climax (prod. Diplo)

. Shot by Petey Clicks and Fluff in Buffalo NY, Indianapolis IN, Virginia Beach VA and Philadelphia PA. Edited by Fluff. Huge thanks to all the venues, promoters, other performers and of course THE FANS. ❤ ❤ ❤ Luvstep played Soundlab on Valentine's Day, 2/14/12.

Tuesday, March 20

Read "Percussive pianists: UB students’ performance features a retrospective of John Cage’s music for ‘prepared piano"

By Mary Kunz Goldman for the Buffalo News:
"Late on a sunny afternoon, when sane people would be outside, UB pianist Eric Huebner and three of his students are in Lippes Concert Hall gathered around a beat-up Steinway grand piano.

It is not just any old Steinway grand.

Wedged under and between its strings are…objects. Felt. Bolts. Oddments.
On Wednesday, Huebner and his students are performing an hourlong retrospective of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano. And preparations are finally complete.

Cage (1912-1992) was known for his experimentation. One of his most famous innovations was the “prepared piano”—a piano adjusted to produce unusual

It was born out of necessity. Cage came up with the idea in the 1940s so he could get the sound of a percussion ensemble. (In keeping with his shoestring spirit, Wednesday’s concert is free.)

The composer was working a lot with dance troupes, and dance, along with Indian philosophy, inspired him. There are shards of the Baroque — trim little ornaments, tiny trills — and dance rhythms. The items among the piano strings produce soft jingles and gong sounds. There are African beats and twinkling treble lines.

You could debate whether the pieces are actually music, or if they are instead montages of sound effects. Arguments over that break out frequently on YouTube.

You could also call prepared piano “quaint.” UB, after all, has a history of the avant-garde. Cage himself was no stranger to our town.
But there is no denying the instrument’s entertainment value. And if the prepared piano never caught on among other composers, Huebner says, that is because Cage owned the concept.

“Cage got there first,” he says. “He was like an actor in a TV show.”"
Read the rest here.

Get Your Tickets for Tokimonsta April 19 at Soundlab

From the press release:
Born and raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, TOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee) was an unfocused pupil of classical piano. However, she has come to use this background to create vast textural soundscapes through utilizing live instruments, percussion, digital manipulation, and dusty noise. Through her musical creations, she is able to fuse vintage sounds with progressive styles into something unique.

Her music has been recognized and praised by the very best in avant-garde and mainstream media. TOKiMONSTA has been featured on various large scale radio programs such as: BBC Radio1, NPR, BBC World Service, J Wave (JP), Studio Brussels (BE), Radio Nova (FR), KCRW (USA) to name a few. Subsequently, she has been featured in print by DJ Mag, Pitchfork, XLR8R, URB, Paper, LA Times, SPIN, and more. LA Weekly ranked her as 2010's #1 female DJ in Los Angeles. Additionally, Resident Adviser did a full feature on her for their "Breaking Through," an RA series which focuses on the next big artist.

Not only has she caught ears of many as a different dimension of Los Angeles-based music, TOKiMONSTA is notably the first female to join crew/label BRAINFEEDER headed by Flying Lotus- celebrated as the most exciting LA music label by LA Weekly. In addition, she is also a 2010 Red Bull Music Academy alumni, allowing her to join the ranks of other elite taste maker alumni.

Her live performance is engaging as well as intricate-using a laptop, other pieces of instrumentation and multimedia to orchestrate a truly interactive experience. She is a fearless and energetic performer who tours regularly around the world from LA to NY, London to Tel Aviv, Singapore to Tokyo. Some notable past performance were at DEMF, Sonar Barcelona. With the positive exposure and increasing movement surrounding her, she is scheduled to perform at Coachella, WMC, SXSW, Sonar Tokyo, Wakarusa, and more in 2012.

Sunday, March 11

Contribute to "Tactical Sound Garden: Buffalo"

From the Squeaky Wheel Buffalo Media Resources general email: Calling Buffalo Sound Artists: Come help shape the sonice topography of the Buffalo Waterfront!  The Tactical Sound Garden is coming to Buffalo as part of the 2011-2012 Fluid Culture program of the UB Humanities Institute. Join artist/architect Mark Shepard for a workshop focused on producing sounds to be planted in a virtual sound garden along the Buffalo waterfront. Interested? Please send an email introducing yourself with links to samples of your sound work to by March 15th.
As space and resources are limited we may not be able to accommodate everyone, but we'll certainly try!
Selected participants will be notified by March 22th.

Thursday, March 1

Read "An Interview with Shigeto"

By Cory Perla for Artvoice:
Sometimes it feels like the EDM scene has lost some substance, but then an artist like Zach Saginaw a.k.a. Shigeto comes along and puts out a piece of music so personal and genuine that it revitalizes a genre. That record is Lineage, his latest “mini LP” released last month on Ghostly International. Saginaw uses his instinctual drumming skills to combine live percussion with jazz structures, hip hop tempos, and atmospheric flares that sonically express the sorrowful story of his ancestors, including his great grand-father Shigeto. This week I chatted with the Ann Arbor, Michigan native about his live performance style, the meaning behind Lineage, and the source of his urbanized soundscapes, as he worked on a new track at his home in Brooklyn.
Read the interview here.

Read "Parts and Labor Bid Farewell"

I am sad. I have nothing but fond memories of the shows Parts and Labor played at both Soundlabs starting back in the old warehouse in our first year (2002). In fact, they played the very first show at the current space, as a kind of pre-opening where they set up on the floor a week before the stage was installed. They stayed at my house a bunch of times and really were one of the pillars of what we were trying to do, as the "brooklyn" sound evolved, over the course of the last decade, from experimental art-rock made by lower east siders and outsider artists who couldn't afford Manhattan anymore to a kind of hipster brand that still produces great things but well you know. Anyway, P&L played their last show last Friday, with Neptune and Oneida, 2 other Soundlab veterans. In fact, the first time Neptune and P&L ever played together was at the old Soundlab in 2002. Both groups were looking for dates around the same time, so we put them together on a bill that also included sound/video duo Lo/Vid, who were responsible for instituting tons of art/music/noise events in NYC at the time. Afterward, P&L, Lo/Vid and Neptune exchanged numbers. They had crisscrossed each other's tours and knew each other by reputation but had never intersected. After this fateful night in Buffalo, they all played together regularly.

Here is the story from the Village Voice blog Sound of the City "Waste of Paint" by Jamie Peck:
"Friday we solemnly visited 285 Kent for Parts and Labor's sold-out farewell show, which featured strong opening sets from pals Neptune and Oneida. P+L has been one of the great workhorses of New York's scene for the past ten years, putting out consistently good albums and touring extensively without ever reaping the financial rewards of colleagues like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV On the Radio. This type of dedication inspires a special type of love in scene diehards (see also: the Melvins), and as such the place was packed front to back with everyone who'd ever appreciated them over the years, including BJ Warshaw's parents. The two-hour-plus show included songs and members from every era of the band, plus some horns and an actual bagpipe player, and at one point they passed around a video camera so the proceedings could be shot from every angle by members of the audience. "Pretty much everyone I love or have loved for the past ten years is in this room tonight, so, with too many people to thank, thanks everyone in this room for being here for us," Warshaw said before launching into an epic encore in which all four drummers played at once. In the end they demolished the drum kit, the cardboard backdrop, and the paper stalactites hanging from the ceiling as BJ made feedback with his bass. "Thank you so fucking much," he said before making his exit. Dan Friel lingered a bit over his processors, drawing out the noise and the moment for as long as possible."

Tuesday, February 28

Buy Advance Tix for Shigeto & Mux Mool at Soundlab Friday

Friday, March 2--SHIGETO & MUX MOOL with special guests AY FAST & PAPI CHULO 9pm $10. Get 'em here.

Thursday, February 23

Read "See You There: Blockhead"

From Artvoice: Blockhead a.k.a. Anthony “Tony” Simon is a lot smarter than his title would imply. It takes some brains to stitch together tight soul-hop tracks like “The Music Scene,” with it’s mechanical but humanized clacking dance beats and hooky vocals. “We call that a joint, we call that a joint” a trembling voice repeats toward the end of the song. It’s heady music from a heady guy. Blockhead’s focus is on rhythmic and body moving hip-hop beats with a wildcard edge: usually something like bouncing string samples, a small soliloquy, or a funk bassline (see “The Art of Walking” from his 2005 album Downtown Science). The Ninja Tune Recording artist, who grew up in downtown New York City, spent the beginning of his career as a producer, crafting beats for artists like Aesop Rock, who’s critically acclaimed album Labor Days, he produced. Now he’s focused on his own tunes though. His latest album, 2009’s The Music Scene, is a head bobbing mixture of 1970’s influenced soul melodies and intricate hip-hop beats. Don’t miss Blockhead when he hits Soundlab this Saturday (Feb 25). —cory perla
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Read: "The Spits with TV Ghost, Utah Jazz, and The Narcs"

From Artvoice: Behold, Seattle’s punk legends-in-their-own-time, The Spits finally make their way to Soundlab on Friday (Feb 24) in support of their latest full length V. For over a decade the trio have consistently churned out a special kind of garage-infused punk anthems. Think Ramones, but more campy and guttural and with a sense of humor to be reckoned with. Relentlessly pounding and catchy with a touch of the bizarre, this music has one home, and that’s on a stage with a drink in hand and fist in the air. On tour with them are In The Red label mates, TV Ghost. Masters of dissecting the sharpest of angles between dark and theatrical no-wave and Cramps-like style and delivery. Get there early for Buffalo’s own Utah Jazz and The Narcs, from Rochester. Doors are 8pm and pre-sale tickets are still available at Record Theatre (3500 Main St. location) and Spiral Scratch Records (291 Bryant St.). —eric kendall

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Read "Realm of Joy: Poet Michael Basinski Performs at Big Night"

By Aaron Lowinger for Artvoice: On a cold night last November, the curator for UB’s Poetry Collection took the stage at the Burchfield Penney Art Center for a fundraising event for BlazeVox Books, the Buffalo poetry press. The upstairs atrium lobby was adorned with a wine/cheese/fruit spread circled by a dozen or so tables fitted with white tablecloths. The audience was well dressed for a poetry reading: designer jeans, handbags, boots, makeup, clean hair were all easy to spot. BlazeVox editor Geoff Gatza then introduced a man who needs no introduction within the literary community: Michael Basinski. Basinski stood at the podium and quickly exfoliated any pretense of his office found perhaps in his unbuttoned white shirt and dark sport jacket, slipping seamlessly into character as a poet and performer. In his new skin he gave a brief introduction to his poem, “Maid of Beer.”
This Saturday night, February 25, at “Basinskianamania,” Michael Basinski will perform his works in all their forms and possibilities at the Just Buffalo poetry series “Big Night,” at the Western New York Book Arts Center (468 Washington Street). The evening begins at 8pm.
“The poem is a celebration of lawn fetes, a.k.a. church picnics, particularly those of East Side Buffalo, New York’s Polish parishes, and a celebration of those women who served local Buffalo beer in huge paper cups in the lawn fete beer tents,” he said. “All lawn fetes are contemporaneous.”
Read more: Michael Basinski is a veteran of Soundlab and Basta!/Big Orbit Gallery "Murder the Word" events.

Thursday, February 16

Read the Artvoice Editor's Pick of the Week: Thee Silver Mt Zion

By Cory Perla for Artvoice:
You might know them as Thee Silver Mt. Zion, or Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, or A Silver Mt. Zion, or even the Tra-La-La Band, but their name doesn’t really matter. What matters are the feelings that their music evokes. There is an emotional heaviness that is built into Thee Silver Mt. Zion’s music, not unlike the music of God Speed You! Black Emperor and Explosions In The Sky, but the difference is in the way SMZ approaches their brand of post-rock. Though their music tends to be softer dynamically, especially on albums like Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward, there is an unusual punk rock ethos that hovers around this (currently) five-piece band from Montreal. They even called their 2003 four-track record This is Our Punk-Rock. Though the actual sound of the music is much closer to Do Make Say Think than it is to the Dead Kennedys, their passive aggressive form of punk peaks out through themes of decay and politically critical motifs, but also through their almost angrily passionate poems and lyrics, which weave in and out of their swelling songs. It has been a little while since Soundlab has hosted such an emotional and intimate show, so take that as a sign not to miss Thee Silver Mt. Zion when they play the venue on Pearl Street this Friday (Feb 17). Poverty Hymns open the show.
There are still some adv tix available NOW.

Read "A Week with Jeremy Jay"

From K Records:
THE INTERVIEW: Before embarking on a U.S. tour to promote his dreamy album Dream Diary, Jeremy Jay and his band (George & Nick) spent a week practicing at Dub Narcotic Studio, which is located beneath the K office.  During a practice break, Jeremy (left), George (center) and Nick (right) sat down and had a conversation with Danielle (our promotions director), Eric (our intern), and Joel (our mailorder wizard).  The conversation was hilarious--here's a little out-take.  Click the link on the bottom to read the whole interview

     Danielle: You’re playing in Mexico City?
     Jeremy: Yeah.
     Danielle: Didn’t you pick that show up kind of last minute?
     Jeremy: Yeah, two weeks ago.  Apparently you’re not supposed to brush your teeth or drink the water or take a shower.
     Danielle: You can take a shower, just don’t open your mouth....
     READ MORE  (<---this takes you to a sweet blog post)
On 05/05/09 Jeremy Jay shared a bill at Soundlab with The Lochs.

Read "Blacklisted in Buffalo"

By Colin Dobkowski for the Buffalo News:
On Feb. 3, 1967, a thin man in his mid-50s with graying hair and thick glasses walked into the downtown Buffalo office of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Court Street.
The man, who refused to give his name, told the clerk he was planning a European vacation and might leave within the next two or three weeks. His travels would take him first to Basel, Switzerland, then to Prague and possibly on to Bucharest, Romania. From there, he said, he was hoping to travel to Chernovtsky, a small town just over the Romanian border in the Soviet Republic of the Ukraine.

Later that day, FBI agents paid their own visit to the KLM clerk. They pressed her for the specifics of the conversation, which she recounted in exquisite detail, and asked her to select the man's picture out of a photo lineup. There was no mistaking who it was.

Milton Rogovin, the noted former communist whose every move the FBI had been tracking for the past 30 years, was heading for enemy territory.
Read the rest here.

Thursday, February 2

Read "Emancipator with Little People and Natasha Kmeto"

By Jill Greenberg for Artvoice:
This Wednesday (Feb 8) Soundlab will overflow with relaxing tones, soul-stirring bass lines, and layers of electronic sound bites. Emancipator, who is based in Portland, Oregon, will provide this delicate yet captivating music. His ethereal layered soundscapes, which are textured with dreamy echoing vocals and rollicking drums are reminiscent of British musician, producer, and DJ, Bonobo’s trip hop. This comparison makes sense considering Emancipator’s first live show in July 2009 was as the opening act for Bonobo at the Roseland Theater. Since then Emancipator has toured with Bassnectar, Sound Tribe Sector 9, and Pretty Lights. His latest album Safe in The Steep Cliffs is the auditory equivalent of a crisp and smooth cucumber martini. Where Bonobo’s music unfolds linearly, Emancipator’s develops in rolling waves of new instrumentation and organic samples that include choirs, horns, American folk instruments such as the banjo and mandolin, violin, and some Asian influences. His signature style harnesses these elements with clean production and hypnotizing melodies. Joining Emancipator will be downtempo electronic producer Laurent Clerc, known as Little People, and Portland-based electro hip-hop singer-producer Natasha Kmeto. Little People’s stripped-down tracks and Kmeto’s pumped up hip-hop vibe will compliment Emancipator’s carefully crafted style. Attend this performance in any mood as a sure fire way to calm your racing thoughts, sink into the energy, and slow down as you’re surrounded by transfixing sounds.

Monday, January 30

Contemplate the Vastness of the Cosmos at "Science & Art Cabaret No. 6.0: …Are We Special?" at The Ninth Ward Wednesday

Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m., FREE--Hallwalls, Buffalo Museum Of Science, & UB College of Arts & Sciences present--
Gary Nickard on HP Lovecraft's cosmic aesthetic.
Will Kinney on a universe made just for us.
Reverend Fred Jensen on poets on other planets.
Paul Vanouse on specialness via genetics and art.
Ravi Padmanabha on bulbul tarang.

The Science & Art Cabaret is an ongoing mash-up of creative and scientific tangents and ideas, intended to entertain and illuminate.

This month's theme addresses the earthly and cosmic question of our specialness-—are we unique in the vastness of the cosmos or are we banal? Are we special amid the stars or only amongst ourselves?

Sunday, January 29

Read "Expect the unexpected from Mt. Zion," See Them at Soundlab Friday February 17

By Mike Bell, Calgary Herald:
Efrim Menuck has made a career of turning unconventionality into something of a convention.

He is, after all, one of the founding members of post-rock multimedia Montreal faves Godspeed You! Black Emperor, which earned acclaim and cult status through the latter part of the 1990s and early 2000s with its chamber drone releases and audio video live extravaganzas.

Menuck’s current musical project is also something of a unique and anarchistic act, including its name, which has, over the past decade-plus been known as: A Silver Mt. Zion, Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Reveries, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band with Choir, and, now, just Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.

And the music follows the moniker in its constantly changing, always evolving, almost unclassifiable form, mixing classical, with rock, with folk, with contemporary orchestral, with ambient — all wrapped up in a decidedly punk ethos.

So it should come as no surprise that their current tour, which brings them to the Republik on Tuesday, is not really one to support an album as such — although fans at the gig can grab a new seven-inch, which the band hand assembled in Menuck’s home — and will probably partially be used to road-test and explore new material.
Read the rest here or get tickets now!

Friday, January 27

Fall Like a White Dwarf from Outer Space with "Slow-mo Electro-funk Schizoid" Com Truise at Soundlab Friday

Friday, January 27, 9:30, $12--COM TRUISE w/ special guests Ay Fast (live). Perceptor & tba.
"His podcasts sound like the score of a 1980s Jackie Chan flick. His albums sound like the music you’d hear inside of a nightclub, inside of a computer…in the future. Most know him as Com Truise, but that’s just one of many personalities of slow-mo electro-funk schizoid Seth Haley. A product of the thriving upstate New York electro scene, Haley has been writing music for nearly a decade, starting as a DJ and more recently puttering in the trending territories of chill-wave, electro-dub, and synth-fi. His Cyanide Sisters EP dropped in early 2011 like a white dwarf falling from deep space, and packed twice as much heat. It’s the type of EP that makes you quit you’re day job and dedicate your life to finding new ways of dancing. Followed shortly after Cyanide Sisters, in the same year, Haley released Galactic Melt, sending the solar system into a proverbial panic…in a good way. Critics praised Haley’s revitalization of time-warped drum beats and laser-fire synth leads on the album, which spawned viral hits like “VHS Sex,” and “Cathode Girls.” Com Truise makes his return to Buffalo this Friday (Jan 27) at Soundlab after a brief opening set for the Glitch Mob in early fall of 2011. This time however, Truise has the headline spot to himself. Soundlab, prepare for launch sequence."
--by Brett Perla for Artvoice

Tickets available here.

Read "New Mount Eerie in the K Shop!"

From K Records:
The new Mount Eerie single, from his Dub Narcotic Disco Plate Release “Distorted Cymbals” (DBN122) is the first we’ve heard from Phil Elverum in nearly three years, but it is a song that was certainly worth the wait.  Calvin calls this track one of Phil’s most cogent projects in years—its a beautiful song, in both renditions, and a great collaboration of two friends and outstanding artists.

Get the new MOUNT EERIE disco plate at the K SHOP before anywhere else (like, right now) on vinyl or digital download.
Phil Elverum played Soundlab on 10/31/07 with Privacy and Al Larsen.

Thursday, January 26

Lose Your Mind and Play as "Wooden Cities performs John Zorn's Cobra & more...." at Hallwalls Friday

Friday, January 27, 8pm, $10 general, $8 students/seniors, $5 members--
Brendan Fitzgerald (prompter)
 Dan Bassin (trumpet) 
Nathan Heidelberger (horn)
 Zane Merritt (guitar)
 Tyler Borden (electric cello)
 Michelle Purdy (percussion) 
Aaron Staebell (drumset) 
Evan Courtin (electric violin) 
Ethan Hayden (vocals)
 Michael McNeill (piano, keyboard) 
Steve Baczkowski (saxophone)


With processed vocals, brass, winds, strings and percussion, Wooden Cities pushes its audiences with new interpretations of influential works of the 20th century and today. Born in Buffalo, New York, Wooden Cities is a collective of performers dedicated to presenting ensemble pieces for open instrumentation. In its latest incarnation, Director Brendan Fitzgerald will lead the ten-piece band in a performance of John Zorn's Cobra. The famous game piece features players jockeying for musical control by playing tactical maneuvers through sound events.  The result of the struggle within the band can display itself in violent events, collective consonance, and nuanced interpersonal relationships that play out in front of its audience. This very special concert will also feature compositions for various instrumentation by John Cage, Elliot Carter, Daniel Bassin and Nathan Heidelberger.

Thursday, January 19

Buy Tickets for: Blockhead, Emancipator, Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra & The Rusko Afterparty feat. Luvstep

Available now!!!

Go Goofy at the Playhouse Ugly Sweater Party This Friday

Featuring... 23, Huxley, Peter Bonk and Natural Ingredients. $5/$10.

Read "A space uniquely designed for art"

By Mark Sommer for the Buffalo News: Seymour H. Knox Jr. converged with the late John J. Albright 50 years ago today, hurtling the art museum bearing both of their names into a new era.
Buffalo native Gordon Bunshaft's glass-and-marble modernist addition to E.B. Green's 1905 Greek Revival structure was dedicated Jan. 19, 1962, which also led to the name changing from the Albright Art Gallery to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Knox, the museum's longtime president, benefactor and visionary art buyer, along with gallery director Gordon M. Smith and the Knox Foundation, paid $1.4 million of the $1.7 million cost of the addition. The expansion heralded a huge step forward for a Buffalo museum recognized as holding one of the great collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. Read the rest here.
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