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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you don't see your question answered here, please contact us at 716.270.8292 or info@albrightknox.org and we will respond to you as soon as we can.

Please note: Albright-Knox Northland is now open. The Albright-Knox's Elmwood Avenue campus is temporarily closed for construction. The new Buffalo AKG Art Museum is expected to open in 2022 on the Elmwood Avenue campus.

Visiting

Where is the Albright-Knox located?

The Albright-Knox's Elmwood Avenue campus, currently closed for construction, is located adjacent to Frederick Law Olmsted’s Delaware Park at:

1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222

Albright-Knox Northland, our project space, is located at: 

612 Northland Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14211
Directions

In order to ensure a safe and socially distant environment for our staff and visitors, we ask you to please review our new Courtesy Code and reserve your visit date and time prior to your arrival.

Is Albright-Knox Northland accessible via public transportation?

Yes, there are a few different ways to get to Albright-Knox Northland via public transportation.

Public Transportation Directions

Does Albright-Knox Northland offer parking?

Yes, free parking is available in a dedicated lot on the east side of the building and on Northland Avenue.

Is there a restaurant at Albright-Knox Northland?

Albright-Knox Northland does not have a restaurant. We recommend you visit our friends at Manna in the Northland Workforce Training Center at 683 Northland Avenue. They are currently offering takeout Friday–Sunday.

Does Albright-Knox Northland have a gift shop?

Albright-Knox Northland does not have a gift shop. We look forward to reopening our physical and online stores when the Buffalo AKG Art Museum opens in 2022.

Does Albright-Knox Northland offer public WiFi access?

Yes, free WiFi is available through SSID Northland-Guest.

Does Albright-Knox Northland offer a coat check?

Yes, there are coatracks and complimentary storage lockers. Lockers are sanitized between uses.

Does Albright-Knox Northland have baby-changing stations?

Yes, there is a family restroom with a changing station. Use of the restrooms is currently limited to one guest or social group at a time.

Is Albright-Knox Northland accessible to those with special needs?

Albright-Knox Northland is committed to creating and fostering a universal environment of accessibility for visitors of all ages.

Learn More about Accessibility at Albright-Knox Northland
Learn More about our Access AK Programs for Visitors with Disabilities

What are other things to do within close distance of Albright-Knox Northland?

Check out Shantell Martin’s mural Dance Everyday, 2017, just steps away at 537 East Delavan Avenue, and explore Buffalo through other public artworks created and placed by the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative.

If you'd like a bite to eat, our friends at Manna in the Northland Workforce Training Center at 683 Northland Avenue are currently offering takeout Friday–Sunday.

Albright-Knox Northland Guidelines

What are the rules I should follow at Albright-Knox Northland?

In order to ensure a safe and socially distant environment for our staff and visitors, we ask you to please review our new Courtesy Code and reserve your visit date and time prior to your arrival.

In order to ensure the safety of artworks and other visitors, we ask you to observe the following:

  • Look, discuss, and enjoy, but please do not touch the art unless otherwise noted
  • We know that sometimes the art is in the details, but please keep at least an arm’s length away
  • Take your time: there’s no need to run 
  • Photography without flash is encouraged unless otherwise noted 
  • Looking to take notes or sketch? Pencils are available at the Welcome Desk. 
  • Please leave all food and drink outside 
  • Take a load off, and leave all backpacks, purses, and bags larger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches in our complimentary lockers. Umbrellas may be left in holders near the entrance.

Art

How do I get information about works of art in the Albright-Knox’s collection?

Our Search the Collection section provides information about every work in our collection, with descriptions, images, and exhibition histories for select works. Search by artist or artwork title, browse by object type or date range, see collection highlights, and more. Search the Collection

Will works in the collection be on view while the museum is closed for construction?

While we will not be able to show works from our collection while the museum is closed, many of our artworks can be viewed online. We encourage you to visit us at Albright-Knox Northland to see exciting new exhibitions and installations. We also encourage you to visit other arts organizations around the region, including the Burchfield Penney Art Center, which is located directly across the street from our Elmwood Avenue campus.

How do I get permission to reproduce images from the Albright-Knox’s collection?

Permission for such use is granted at the sole discretion of the Albright-Knox through its contracted distributors. For full details, please visit our Obtaining and Using Images page.

How can I obtain a copy of the museum’s Fine Art Collection Management Policy?

To request a copy of the museum’s Fine Art Collection Management Policy, please contact lfleischmann@albrightknox.org.

What is AK Public Art and where is it located?

The Albright-Knox has placed public art around Western New York through its Public Art Initiative. View Public Art Projects

Can the Albright-Knox give monetary appraisals for works of art?

No, we are 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 or asainfo@appraisers.org.

Programs, Events, and Tours

Do you offer tours for individuals, households, and/or groups?

In order to ensure a safe and socially distant environment for our staff and visitors, our in-person tour programs are on hold until further notice. In their place, we plan to offer virtual experiences while we continue to gather information on the status of the pandemic.

Although we are not scheduling docent tour guides at this time, a staff member may be available to lead your household on a 30-minute guided tour upon request. If you are interested in learning more about guided visit options, please contact Group Tour Coordinator Megan Woloszyn at mwoloszyn@albrightknox.org or 716.270.8336.

We plan to continue offering virtual tours and programs for pre-K–12 studentsvisitors with disabilitiesveteransBlue Star families, and visitors who are blind or partially sighted.

How can I register or purchase tickets for an event?

Each event page on our website has information about how to register or purchase tickets. You can also call 716.270.8292 or inquire at the Welcome Desk at Albright-Knox Northland. Find an Event

Do you offer activities for children and teens?

We are currently offering a Virtual Family Funday on the second Sunday of each month, as well as Virtual Art Classes for Children and Teens.

View our calendar of upcoming events or check out our ongoing programs, both of which can be filtered by audience.

Membership

What does construction mean for my membership?

Benefits for active Albright-Knox members will continue throughout our construction period. You can also expect an array of new and exciting benefits:

Renewing or joining is the best way both to support and stay connected to the museum as we grow and change. Albright-Knox members will receive regular updates about our AK360 Campus Development and Expansion Project.

How do I become a member?

You can purchase a membership online, by phone at 716.270.8247, or at the Welcome Desk at Albright-Knox Northland. Learn More about Membership Levels and Benefits

Is my membership at another cultural institution reciprocal with the Albright-Knox?

Reciprocal members from participating institutions who present a membership card validated with North American Reciprocal (gold sticker or mark), Modern and Contemporary (silver sticker or mark), Art Museum Reciprocal (yellow dot or AMRN mark), Museum Alliance Reciprocal (MARP sticker or mark), and Empire State Museum Reciprocal Program (ESMRP sticker or mark) are entitled to reciprocal admission at Albright-Knox Northland. Some restrictions may apply. View Reciprocal Museums

Can I give a membership as a gift?

Yes, you can purchase a gift membership online, by phone at 716.270.8247, or at the Welcome Desk at Albright-Knox Northland. When purchasing online, simply check the “This membership is a gift” box on our membership form and fill in the information for your gift recipient. If the person receiving the membership is already a member, it will add a year to their existing membership.

More Member FAQs

Campus Development

The Albright-Knox's Elmwood Avenue campus is temporarily closed for construction. Albright-Knox Northland, our project space at 612 Northland Avenue, is open Fridays through Sundays during special exhibitions. The new Buffalo AKG Art Museum is expected to open in 2022 on the Elmwood Avenue campus.

Learn more about our AK360 Campus Development and Expansion Project

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