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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1003
+1 716-882-8700
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First Fridays visit!

I have visited this wonderful gallery several times, and I never tire of it. On this visit, I took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Very disappointed

I am not an art expert, but in all honesty the only difference between these exhibits and a middle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a vibrant museum in the heart of Buffalo’s cultural district actively collecting and exhibiting art since 1862. Experience something new every time.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“van gogh” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1003
+1 716-882-8700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this wonderful gallery several times, and I never tire of it. On this visit, I took two of my friends who have not been here and the extra bonus was that it was 'First Friday'. This is a very well attended evening...More

Thank Maryanne37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not an art expert, but in all honesty the only difference between these exhibits and a middle school art show is the students have to write a paper along with the art. I thought most of the material was terrible. It showed little...More

Thank N2165ULtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a tour around the outside of the building before you go in-it's amazing! There are the beautiful old standbys in the gallery/museum but you can also enjoy the visiting/traveling exhibits too. They have year 'round outdoor exhibits and summer concerts too.

Thank fburgard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The permanent collection on display is small but extremely high quality with superb examples of impressionists through minimalists. We were disappointed that the entire second floor was virtually closed as they were preparing for a new exhibit so, if you're looking for the "complete" visit,...More

Thank arrybay9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a well traveled couple. We have seen a lot of art. We’ve been to over 25 counties. I wanted to take my wife to show off what Buffalo had to offer. They say they only show 3% of the art in the collection...More

Thank MinkHollowFarm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A sunny day trip from Toronto was so worth it. The external grounds and building architecture is reminiscent of Washington DC. The permanent exhibits showed the best of abstraction expressionism... Still and Pollock: then to Picasso, Miro: then Impressionists Monet, Pizzaro. Seurat, Van Gogh.... Then...More

Thank Rob J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Albright-Knox holds what is arguably Pollock's masterpiece, "Convergence". I never fail to be impressed by it and until I retired had a large print of it hanging in my office. The original is 8 by 13 feet and is mesmerizing. The Albright has a...More

Thank samdominick
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The Albright-Knox astonishes with at least one distinguished sample from every great modern artist. The visiting shows usually impress as well. On the first Friday of each month, there usually is a free afternoon-evening program with activities for kids and adults. The museum restaurant has...More

Thank drdave822
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The Albright-Knox is a great modern art museum. I never appreciated Jackson Pollack until I saw a painting up close. I enjoyed seeing painting in both a modern setting within the newer portion of the museum and exhibits of modern painting is the original structure...More

Thank concertgoer2012
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

While not large, and while it leans toward modern art, this is worth the visit. There is a little something for everyone. Nice bit of culture and a respite from the ordinary in the middle of Buffalo. Not far from Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin...More

Thank Tim V
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24 May 2017|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Hello! It depends on which outdoor concert you are interested in. The Buffalo News Summer Jazz Series takes place on the museum's Delaware Stairs overlooking Hoyt Lake on five Sundays in July and August. You can find more... More
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17 May 2017|
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Response from Weeat4fun | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the address is 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, New York 14222...the phone # is 716-882-8700. It is across the street from SUNYBuffState (college) and has a U shaped drive way and a huge sculpture of shiney metal canoes... More
29 July 2016|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Hello! We recommend reserving about two hours to view our collection and special exhibitions. Add an extra hour or so if you would like to browse in Shop AK, have lunch in AK Cafe, or explore the outdoor sculpture on our... More