Public Art Initiative
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Public Art Initiative is an innovative partnership between the Albright-Knox and the County of Erie established in 2013 to enhance our shared sense of place and cultural identity in the urban and suburban landscapes of Western New York. The City of Buffalo joined the partnership in 2014.
The Public Art Initiative will integrate a wide range of artwork into publicly accessible spaces and engage the diversity of the region’s artistic energies and cultural points of view. Through this initiative, the Albright-Knox seeks to expand public interaction with artists and artworks. The initiative promotes education about the arts through works in the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Collection, related programming, and creative partnerships.
The Public Art Collection will include works by those artists committed to visual innovation and community engagement. The Public Art Initiative presents artists from around the region, nation, and world working in varied forms of media, from traditional to forward-thinking interactions, sculpture to performance, and the permanent to the ephemeral.
The Public Art Initiative is supported by the County of Erie, the City of Buffalo, and Margie and Sandy Nobel.
Public Art Initiative Projects
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