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Press Kit: Public Art Initiative

Eduardo Kobra with his finished mural of John T. Lewis and Mark Twain
Kobra standing in front of his mural of Mark Twain and John T. Lewis at 1188 Hertel Avenue. Photograph by Eric Jones.

The Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative is an innovative partnership between the museum 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 goal of the Initiative is to create spaces of dialogue where diverse communities have the ability to socially engage, actively respond, and cooperatively produce great public art that is capable of empowering individuals, creating stronger neighborhoods, and establishing Western New York as a critical cultural center.

Press Releases

Shark Girl Heading to the Spa
October 3, 2019

Artist Hillary Waters Fayle Begins New Mural at 244 Dewitt Street
August 30, 2019

AK Public Art Initiative Installs Sculpture by Aakash Nihalani at Five Points Bakery
August 5, 2019

Massive New Mural Depicting Mark Twain and John Lewis Set to Begin on Hertel Avenue
July 18, 2019

World-Renowned Artist Logan Hicks Completes New Mural in Buffalo
July 16, 2019

World-Renowned Artist Logan Hicks to Begin New Mural in Buffalo
June 27, 2019

Buffalo Artist Nicole Cherry to Begin New Mural for Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative
June 6, 2019

Felipe Pantone Completes 2019’s First Work of AK Public Art at Town Ballroom
May 21, 2019

Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative Installs Colorful New Sculpture in Bassett Park
October 26, 2018

Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative Unveils New Mural at 1131 Broadway
September 25, 2018

Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative Unveils Massive Mural in Downtown Buffalo
September 6, 2018

Albright-Knox, Richardson Partnership Brings Significant Work of Art Into New Public Space
July 9, 2018

Albright-Knox's Public Art Initiative Begins New Mural on Fillmore Avenue
May 30, 2018

AK Public Art Initiative to Begin New Countywide Project by Artist Stephen Powers
April 25, 2018

New AK Public Art Initiative Mural Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
August 17, 2017

AK Public Art Initiative Creates Welcome Wall
July 26, 2017

AK Public Art Initiative Unveils New Mural at Joe’s Deli
June 23, 2017

AK Public Art Mural and Museum Exhibition by Artist Shantell Martin
December 13, 2016

Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative Blankets Buffalo Buildings in Color
August 16, 2016

Albright-Knox Announces New Public Art at the NFTA Allen/Medical Campus Station
July 14, 2016

Albright-Knox Announces New Mural at 74 Jewett Avenue
July 14, 2016

Albright-Knox Unveils New Mural at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology
July 14, 2016

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Announces New Public Art at Tifft Nature Preserve
June 30, 2016

Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative Will Add New Mural at 710 Main Theatre
May 10, 2016

Albright-Knox Seeks Fabric Donations for Public Art Installation
April 4, 2016

Public Art Set to Bloom Across Erie County: Rewilding New York (Community Seed Stations) will Disperse Native Wildflower Seeds Across WNY
August 10, 2015

Albright-Knox Seeking Shirt Donations for New Public Art Project
August 4, 2015

Public Art Abounds at Canalside with Addition of Plensa Sculpture
May 5, 2015

Shark Girl Prepares for Her Summer Close-Ups!
April 14, 2015

Partnership Brings Art Outreach to Students across Erie County
November 12, 2014

Erie County: You Are Beautiful
September 4, 2014

New Public Artwork Unveiled at Canalside, More Public Art Projects Coming Soon
August 27, 2014

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

Initiative Sponsors

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Public Art Initiative is supported by the County of Erie and the City of Buffalo.

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