Resources for Education

This timeline has been developed by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Education department to help educators find lesson plans and other resources to use in their classrooms. It also contains historical milestones that help give context to these resources.

Charles Simonds's Number II (Ritual Furnace)

Simonds has created an entirely imaginary civilization, which he calls Little People, complete with its own history, belief system, and way of life.

Andy Warhol Begins Painting Soup Cans

Warhol's soup can paintings are first exhibited at Irving Blum's Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.

Bundle Up! Thinking in Three Dimensions

This lesson plan is inspired by an assignment that 2012–2013 Artist-in-Residence Dennis Maher uses with his architectural design students at UB.

Culture Collage

Students will learn about Greek culture and its influence, and create a Jirí Kolár–inspired collage.

Mark Fox's Untitled

Rather than drawing on paper and cutting around the images to form an undulating paper sculpture, Fox created this work by building up the imagery.

2012–2013 Artist-in-Residence: Dennis Maher

Dennis Maher (American, born 1976), a Buffalo-based artist and educator, was the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s second artist-in-residence.

Can It!?

This lesson contains activities that teach elementary math concepts, as well as the visual arts concept of multiple images.

Andy Warhol's 100 Cans

100 Cans was painted by hand, assisted by stencils. A close look reveals the fact that the cans are not identical, nor are they evenly spaced.

Cory Arcangel's MIG 29 Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds

Arcangel appropriated imagery from the video game MIG 29 Soviet Fighter to create a work of art that consists of two “new” cartridges.

Mark Bradford’s Mississippi Gottdam

This work references a post-Katrina New Orleans—the organic abstraction recalls waves and uses actual debris from New Orleans's Katrina-torn streets.

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