Albright-Knox Art Gallery > Collections > The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy - The Early Years

In September 1916, Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton, The first female art director of a major art museum in the United States, organized an exhibition of over 800 works of sculpture, representing 168 contemporary American sculptors. The greatest exhibition of its kind ever presented up to that time, it served to make the Academy and all Buffalo aware of the possibilities of this area for future acquisitions.