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Paintings from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

May 19 – July 21, 1968
Ground Floor, Central Gallery, 10 adjacent galleries

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 167 paintings and prints from the origins of impressionism to the various movements of the 20th century came from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, a museum known for its collection of modern art. This interest was already established in the 1920s by A. Conger Goodyear, and was continued by the museum's president, Seymour H. Knox, and director, Gordon M. Smith. Included were the famous paintings The Spirit of the Dead Watching and The Yellow Christ by Paul Gauguin; La Toilette from the Rose Period by Pablo Picasso; La Musique by Henri Matisse; and Dog on Leash by Giacomo Balla.

Organization: The exhibition was installed by Perry B. Cott, chief curator.

Attendance: 71,906

Catalog: Paintings from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, by Gordon M. Smith. Buffalo, New York: Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1968.