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About the Albright-Knox

The museum's east facade with Do Ho Suh's Karma, 2010. © 2010 Do Ho Suh.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art. As a hub of artistic and cultural energies, it strives to be an inspiring educational resource for all audiences.


Founded officially in December 1862, The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy—the governing body of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery—is among the country's oldest public arts institutions in the United States. Learn More

Our Collection

Since its inception as The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy in 1862, the museum has been dedicated to acquiring, exhibiting, and preserving modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on the collection, presentation, and interpretation of the artistic expressions of our times. Learn More about Our Fine Art Collection


The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's annual operations are supported, in part, by public funds from the County of Erie and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the generosity of our Members.

M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY is generously sponsored by M&T Bank; media sponsorship is provided by Kiss 98.5, and free parking is provided by NOCO.



Equipment and technical support provided by Advantage TI. 

The Art'scool program is presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York; additional support is provided by KeyBank, the Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Foundation, and Karen and Richard Penfold.


AK Teens is presented by the First Niagara Foundation.

Access AK is made possible through the generous support of the James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc. Endowment; The William M. Wood Foundation; and National Fuel.

The AK Innovation Lab is made possible, in part, through the support of The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, in conjunction with The John R. Oishei Foundation, an anonymous family foundation, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Public Art Initiative is an innovative partnership between the Albright-Knox and Erie County established in 2013. The City of Buffalo joined the partnership in 2014.


Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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