Tickets went on sale today for "Forty: The Sabres in the NHL", a special photographic and multimedia exhibit honoring the team's 40th anniversary at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The exhibition will run from Nov. 7-Jan. 9. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $5 for children 6-12 and free children under 5 and gallery members. Tickets are available at museumtix.com or the gallery's admissions desk.
The exhibition features more than 200 photographs and film documenting the team’s history, and will also debut a new and innovative video installation dubbed "NHL in 360.° Many of the photos were taken by Sabres team photographer Bill Wippert, a Buffalo News staffer, and former Courier-Express and News staffer Ron Moscati. The video will include a player's-eye view of the game as HD cameras were affixed to players helmets for an up-close look at the action.
The Nov. 7 opening day will run from 10 am through 10 pm and will include several additional activities, including Sabres guests in the Gallery throughout the day. All visitors to the exhibit receive a souvenir program featuring images from the exhibition and excerpts from several essays. Among the writers are former News critic Richard Huntington and Jean Knox, the widow of Seymour H. Knox III.
From January 2 through January 5, the Stanley Cup and a selection of trophies from the Hockey Hall of Fame will be on display at the Gallery in conjunction with the World Junior Championships.
The Sabres have also published a limited-edition coffee table book entitled "Sabres at Forty," a compilation of photos and interviews from Sabres alumni, staff, and coaches. The book will sell for $39.95 and is available at shop AK at the Albright-Knox, and the Sabres Store at HSBC Arena.