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The Lenses exhibit was a unique collaboration between four Buffalo institutions engaged in various aspects of the cultural life of our community. Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Lipsey Architecture Center Buffalo at the Richardson Olmsted Campus, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (soon to be the AKG), and the Buffalo History Museum have come together to allow our community insight into how buildings and places in Buffalo have been valued and new more inclusive ways of seeing place-based value throughout our larger community. The physical exhibit was divided into two main parts: the first a re-introduction to the work that influential architectural historian and critic Henry-Russell Hitchcock did in Buffalo; the second an attempt to move beyond Hitchcock’s narrow gaze to build a new more inclusive architectural cannon for Buffalo.