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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 made possible by a generous grant from 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 an anonymous donor, KeyBank, the Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Foundation, Lawley, Karen and Richard Penfold, the Buffalo Bills Foundation, and Anne Conable. 


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; an anonymous donor; and National Fuel.

The AK Innovation Lab is made possible, in part, through the support of The Seymour H. Knox Foundation. The Innovation Lab was founded with leadership support from The John R. Oishei Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Public Art Initiative is supported by the County of Erie and the City of Buffalo.


Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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