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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 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. 

The Art'scool program is made possible by a generous grant from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

AK Teens is presented by the First Niagara Foundation.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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