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Visit to Chautauqua

A few select pieces from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will spend a summer vacation in Chautauqua for the first exhibition in a new collaboration between the gallery and the Chautauqua Institution's wide-ranging visual arts program.

On Saturday, the institution's Strohl Art Center will host the opening of "Abstraction in America," a show that looks at the evolution of abstract art from the 1940s to 1960s. It will feature a range of work from the gallery's vaults, including paintings and works on paper. This show marks the first of the "Albright-Knox at Chautauqua" visual art programs, which will continue for at least the next three years.

Also opening in the Strohl center Saturday are "Silver Linings," a show featuring works made from glass, wire mesh and silver, as well as the institution's 54th annual contemporary art exhibition, curated by Jim Kempner of Jim Kempner Gallery in New York City.

The institution's Fowler-Kellogg Art Center will host a trio of exhibitions -- "The Contemporary Printmaker," "The Art of Compassion" and "Animal Craft" -- beginning July 5 and running through July 21. Several other art exhibitions and events are slated for the rest of the Chautauqua Institution season.

For more information, visit or call 357-6217.

-- Colin Dabkowski

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