Located at the beating heart of Buffalo’s cultural district, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has been showcasing the finest the art world has to offer since 1862. The museum is as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside and the grounds are littered with stunning sculptures while the architecture of the building is a work of art in itself.
Having displayed fine art for well over 150 years, the Albright-Knox Gallery has collected and conserved a veritable treasure trove of important pieces from movements spanning the contemporary and modern art scene. It began with their first acquisition, The Marina Piccola, Capri 1859 by Albert Bierstadt, which remains in the gallery’s collection to this day. They have a wide range of other notable names and pieces, including works by Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, and van Gogh. They have exhibitions focused on Cubism, constructivism, surrealism, and other major movements from the revolutionary art years.
The museum is especially proud of their wide net cast over the genres of pop art, abstractism, and expressionism as well as other artworks of the 70s, including Warhol, Rothko, Kline, Lichtenstein, and Pollock, among others. Far from just displaying paintings on walls, as you tour the different halls the art reaches out from the very floor and ceiling to grab and pull you in. This is a collection that’s far from stale or dusty.
Always expanding and evolving, the gallery is constantly adding to its permanent collection as well as hosting touring exhibitions and specialist displays. There's always something new to see and no two visits will be the same.
The gallery is also host to lectures and talks, exciting pop-up events, and live art displays, while they also putting on their own art classes and educational program for adults, children, and educators alike. They offer membership to the museum, which grants free access as well as exclusive events, discounts on temporary exhibitions, and free entry to the gallery all year round.
Not happy to be confined within the walls of the gallery itself, the team also works diligently with the local community, offering outreach programming, spotlighting local artists and graffiti, and organizing guided architectural tours of the local area to visitors.
This is a museum and gallery that has a strong heritage and history but has also leapt with both feet into the modern age, bringing a desire for the arts and the artists it exhibits along with it. It is helping new generations connect with the work of their forbearers and inspiring the next generation into creating works of equal importance.
Admission and Opening Hours
Admission to the gallery starts at $12 for an adult ticket and $8 for veterans, college students, and seniors aged 62 and above. It is $6 for youths aged between 6 and 18, while children 5 and under as well as members are admitted free of charge.
The Albright-Knox Gallery is closed on Mondays and opens from 10:00am to 5:00pm all other days of the week, excluding major public holidays.
The museum offers hour-long public tours of the collections on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 1:30pm and then on Saturdays at 11:30am and 1:30pm.
1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222, Phone: 716-882-8700
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