Fine Art Collection
Since its inception as The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy in 1862, the Gallery 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
In addition to our Fine Art Collection, the Gallery houses a Library Collection containing publications on fine art and architecture, as well as exhibition catalogues, reference resources, ephemera files, various special collections, and archival collections.
The G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library is a research and study center at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The library collects, preserves, and makes available scholarly resources that reflect the Gallery’s Collection of modern and contemporary art.
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The Gallery Archives contains the official records of the museum and its volunteer organizations, including Director’s correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the museum’s history. Learn More about the Gallery Archives
The Library & Archives Special Collections include first and rare editions, artists’ books, special ephemera, and art objects. Special Collections also includes the personal papers collection of Natalie and Irving Forman.
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Image Rights & Reproductions
If you are interested in reproducing works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection for commercial or educational use, please review our terms and conditions.
The Gallery is not able to provide appraisals for works of art. If you are interested in having a work appraised, please contact the American Society of Appraisers at 1.800.272.8258.