Art of Visual Comprehension

We seek to scientifically test whether the kind of visual arts training museums are well equipped to provide can improve visual perception and visual cognition. The project is a collaboration with Vanderbilt University, The Ontario College of Art and Design University, and the University at Buffalo, including the Ross Eye Institute.

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Art Heals

The Albright-Knox is partnering with the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer on a pioneering study of the role art may play in both psychological and physiological aspects of healing.

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The Society for the Advancement of Construction-Related Arts (SACRA)

The AK Innovation Lab was a foundational partner of SACRA, which uses design arts to address critical needs related to neighborhood stabilization, preservation, and workforce training in Western New York. 

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Education Discovery Project

The Education Discovery Project seeks to address the gaps in the educational experiences of our region’s schoolchildren.

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ArtGames 2.0

The ArtGames app features seven unique video games based on seven artworks in the Albright-Knox’s collection.

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About the AK Innovation Lab Learn More

The AK Innovation Lab was established in 2014 to explore new ideas and develop solutions to challenges confronting museums and society in the 21st century.

Initiative Sponsors

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