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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: The Albright-Knox's Elmwood Avenue campus is temporarily closed for construction. Albright-Knox Northland, a new project space at 612 Northland Avenue, will open on January 17, 2020. 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, a new project space opening on January 17, 2020, is located at: 

612 Northland Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14211
Directions

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.

Does Albright-Knox Northland have a gift shop?

Albright-Knox Northland does not have a gift shop, but you can browse and purchase items from the Albright-Knox Shop online anytime at shop.albrightknox.org.

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.

Does Albright-Knox Northland have baby-changing stations?

Yes, there is a family restroom with a changing station.

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

The Albright-Knox 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.

Museum Guidelines

Can I take photographs at Albright-Knox Northland?

Yes—in most cases, non-flash photography is absolutely allowed. In fact, we encourage you to take photos of artworks on view and share them with #AlbrightKnox and #AKNorthland on social media. However, please keep an eye out for signs that ask you not to take photos of certain artworks and, when in doubt, ask a Security Guard if it's OK before snapping away. 

Can I write or sketch at Albright-Knox Northland?

Yes, but with pencil only. Pencils are available at the Welcome Desk. 

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 other arts organizations around the region, including the Burchfield Penney Art Center, which is located directly across the street from the Albright-Knox’s Elmwood Avenue campus. We also encourage you to visit us at Albright-Knox Northland, opening on January 17, 2020, to see exciting new exhibitions and installations.

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.

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 public tours?

Public tours at Albright-Knox Northland will begin on Saturday, January 18, 2020, and will take place on Saturdays at 1:30 pm while exhibitions are on view. Public tours are free with Pay-What-You-Wish admission.

Please note: Albright-Knox Northland will be closed for several weeks throughout the year between special exhibitions. Please check our Plan Your Visit page to make sure we are open before visiting.

Do you offer group tours?

Yes, you can schedule a group tour of Albright-Knox Northland for Pre-K–12 students, adults, college students, community youth groups, and visitors with disabilities. We also offer monthly group tours for veterans and visitors who are blind or partially sighted.

How can I register or purchase tickets for an event, program, or tour?

Each event, program, and tour 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, opening on January 17, 2020. Find an Event

Does Albright-Knox Northland offer activities for children and teens?

We offer a variety of programs for children and teens, including art classes for ages 4–17, Storytime Family Workshops for ages 3–6, and Art Baby Stroller Tours for parents and caregivers with young children ages 0–24 months. AK Teens offers a variety of opportunities for high school students, including our Future Curators program. We also have Drop-In Art Activities and ArtCart activities for the whole family. 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, opening on January 17, 2020. 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, opening on January 17, 2020. 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, a new project space at 612 Northland Avenue, will open on January 17, 2020. The new Buffalo AKG Art Museum is expected to open in 2022 on the Elmwood Avenue campus.

Please see our AK360 Fast Facts page for more information about our AK360 Campus Development and Expansion Project and our activities while the museum is closed for construction.

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