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Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

(4.2/5 based on 420 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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  • The Art Gallery is the crown jewel of Buffalo. A world class art gallery. Many exhibits, especially the first friday of each month. Great viewing for young and old. Jazz concerts in the summer.  more »
  • My husband and I both enjoyed visiting this museum. We took advantage of the free public tour offered daily and found the docent to be very knowledgeable.  more »
  • If you are in Buffalo, even for a short time you don't want to miss the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Especially with free admission to the first floor on First Fridays of the month. It was delightful to...  more »
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  • There were 2 traveling exhibits being hosted when we went. One was Rosalyn Drexler and the other was Matt Hoyt. There were a few pieces of Ms. Drexler's that caught my attention, but most of it was not very compelling. Mr. Hoyt's work, hundreds of tiny beige sculptures meant to evoke the thought that maybe they were bones, was absolutely boring. The museum did have some really fun modern art and something called "Project Sunshine" which was more a history lesson for me since I am not from here. Long and short of it is just suck it up and drive an hour to the MAG in Rochester for a way more memorable day.
  • Nice gallery. A little bit of an odd layout and the staff were persistent on all liquids in water bottles being drunk before entering (which seemed a bit silly, but hey, it's the rules I guess).
  • ⭐ students $8/each w ID. ♿Fully wheelchair accessible. The 6th gallery of its kind established in the country-- it's been around longer than Canada's been a thing~😉 Intimate, modern gallery space with a café, auditorium, and giftshop. The collection is small, but has some great pieces! The outdoor sculptures and space are well maintained. The temporary exhibit about Drexler, a Warhol contemporary, was extensive, and Gretchen was excited to tell us about it.
  • Wow, what great little museum! They have a good collection of paintings where it was like "The Greatest Hits" of well known artists.
  • 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.