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Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
A major international venue for modern and contemporary art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery cares for one of the world's most extraordinary fine art collections. Each visit to the AK is unique. Enjoy the masterworks of modernism and cutting-edge contemporary art; examine the old and the new.

Enjoy seasonal specialties in an inspirational setting in AK Café, and browse Shop AK, where you will find unique, creative items and artist editions found nowhere else.

Exhibition and installation information is subject to change. If you are planning to visit the museum to see a specific work of art, please call us first at 716.882.8700 to confirm that it will be on view.
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  • My husband and I visited the Albright Knox Art Gallery for the first time over the weekend and really enjoyed it. The main collection is organized in order of the time the gallery added it to its coll...  read more »
  • The Albright-Know Art Gallery is a wonderful museum with some of the greatest modern and contemporary art found anywhere in the world. It is a museum that you can spend an hour or a day exploring. Mak...  read more »
  • Love the gallery and it changes often enough that one can enjoy it no matter the season. I only wish there was a larger place with more options for lunch. Otherwise, this is a perfect day of wandering...  read more »
  • Outstanding art gallery for its size. Whether its the 20th Century French masters side-by-side in the chronological order the entire collection is organized in, the surprisingly approachable video installation, the thoughtful and accessible sound installation in the auditorium, the outstanding sculpture in the courtyard (sadly not true of that on the grounds) and one of the largest and most tasteful of gift shops I've seen. Don't miss the electronic light sculpture seen only from the courtyard and looking south to the auditorium exterior. The frequency and patterns of the blinking lights is both playful and challenging. Lastly, they meant well but making the 1962 building the focus of your entrance doesn't do the museum justice. The spectacular and original entrance for the 1905 building is something you don't want to miss. No wonder most pictures of the museum are of this entrance.
  • Cool art gallery space, and the park around it is beautiful (thanks, Mr. Olmsted)... but modern art is SO WEIRD. Like, I took art history in college, and I still can't get behind it. It can be super pretentious - like "you don't understand the complex aesthetic of a piece of yarn attached to the floor and ceiling in a right angle... you just aren't 'cultured' enough." Nope, nope, nope... that kind of art may take imagination, but it's not "art" in my book.
  • One of most overall beautiful elements of Elmwood and Buffalo in General. The park being right there and the parkways it's all quite lovely. Only have been inside three of four times but every time was pretty cool. Would definitely recommend as a staple attraction for visitors.
  • Great selection from the late 1800s (van Gogh) to contemporary. The free tours are great.
  • Wonderful collection of Art. #3 collection of modern art rated on a global scale. First friday of every month is free admission.
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