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Press Kit: Museum Information

An aerial view of the museum's campus
Aerial view of the Albright-Knox's Elmwood Avenue campus. Photograph by Blake Dawson.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is recognized as having one of the world’s most important collections of contemporary and modern art. With more than 7,000 works in its collection and a dynamic series of exhibitions and public programs, the museum continues to grow and to fulfill its mission.

Founded as The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy in 1862, the Albright-Knox is the sixth-oldest public art museum in the United States and one of the oldest museums anywhere dedicated to the art of our time. Acquiring the finest examples of contemporary creative expression has been the museum’s focus for more than a century and a half. The Albright-Knox is committed to maximizing the economic and social impact of the museum as a vibrant hub where people from all walks of life can connect with art, ideas, and one another.

The Albright-Knox's Elmwood Avenue campus is currently closed for construction. The new Buffalo AKG Art Museum is expected to open in the first half of 2023. 

Press Releases

Albright-Knox Northland’s Upcoming Exhibition Will Provide Reflective and Compassionate Community Space
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Announces Art of Jazz Lineup for 2018–2019
August 9, 2018

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Announces Buffalo Chamber Players 2018–2019 Season
August 9, 2018

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Launches New Online Store for Shop AK
July 12, 2018

Google Arts & Culture, together with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and other Cultural Institutions, Announces Its First Online Retrospective Art Project Dedicated to Frida Kahlo
May 24, 2018

Rockin’ at the Knox 2018 with Beck!
April 5, 2018

Erie County Free Week at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
March 27, 2018

Albright-Knox Brings Seventy-Six Masterworks Online on Google Arts & Culture
March 5, 2018

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Announces the Election of Alice Jacobs as New Board President
October 26, 2017

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Names Cathleen Chaffee Chief Curator
September 12, 2017

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Hires New Assistant Curator
May 5, 2017

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Receives the Entirety of the Estate of Marisol (1930–2016) through the Artist’s Bequest
April 25, 2017

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Launches Redesigned Website With New Features
November 17, 2016

Poloncarz, Sirén Announce Free Admission Week at Albright-Knox
April 13, 2016

Albright-Knox Appoints New Director of Education, Strengthens Commitment to Community Engagement
March 23, 2016

Albright-Knox Announces AK Innovation Lab, Expands the Notion of What a Twenty-First Century Museum Can Be
April 16, 2015

This One's on Us: A Week of Free Admission at the Albright-Knox
February 6, 2015

Albright-Knox Names Aaron Ott Public Art Curator
March 14, 2014

Albright-Knox Announces Historic Gift, Honors the Legacy of Peggy Pierce Elfvin (1922–2012)
October 9, 2013

Thomas R. Hyde Announced as New Board President of The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
October 9, 2013

Janne Sirén Will Become Next Director of Albright-Knox Art Gallery
January 14, 2013

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