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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1096
+1 716-882-8700
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Very Good Thing In a Smaller Package. You'll Want To Visit Here.

The Albright-Knox goes by the name "art gallery", but it's somewhere between a large art gallery... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ElaineAndGreg
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Chesterland, Ohio
Modern art

Well know in the area is this wonderful museum dating from the late 1800's. Follow the guide given... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daro2013
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Hollywood, FL USA
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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery strives to enhance the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art, principally by developing, exhibiting, and preserving its world-renowned Collection.The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art. As a hub of artistic and cultural energies, it strives to be an inspiring educational resource for all audiences.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1096
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Albright-Knox goes by the name "art gallery", but it's somewhere between a large art gallery size and a small-ish museum. Regardless of what you call it, we found it to be a friendly and accessible place to view mostly newer art and the collection...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well know in the area is this wonderful museum dating from the late 1800's. Follow the guide given to you and if you know the art from the French in 1800's to other famous modern artists / all famous ones had a piece of art...More

Thank Daro2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always wanted to visit. THe building is beautiful, but there is very little art in it. Most of the collection is in an addition. This wing houses mostly modern and contemporary art. I particularly enjoyed the Shark Girl dioramas. The art in the old...More

Thank panama2000
James B, Guest Relations Manager at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and recent visit to our museum. We are saddened to hear of your disappointment. Since our founding in 1862, we have been dedicated to the art and artists of our time, giving rise to a wonderful collection of modern and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waffled a little between 4 and 5. You can tour in a little more than an hour. Focus is in three groups: 1850-1960, Modern, and New/more avant garde artists. Seems like every famous early 20th century artist has one excellent example in the collection (though...More

Thank Artemus_Gordon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in Buffalo and this was always my favorite museum in the country.I had not been there for 20 years but wanted my husband to see this marvelous place during our recent visit. Almost everything I asked for was in storage. There were...More

Thank Patricia B
James B, Guest Relations Manager at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to our museum—we are very sorry that you left feeling that this was not the same place you knew and loved. While our collection has grown immensely over the years, this has forced artwork into the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought a friend to the Gallery for Art Alive 2017. This is a terrific outdoor exhibition highlighting the talents of area schools and is also open to other participants It was a dynamic and fun experience. The Gallery itself was full of wonderful works,...More

Thank ErieCountyKate
James B, Guest Relations Manager at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback—we appreciate your kind words about our museum and Art Alive event and sincerely apologize that our usually friendly and helpful front desk staff fell short of expectations for you. Our Guest Services Manager is interested in learning more about your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone will find something to his/her taste in this gallery. Very interesting modern exhibits, ( you have to see it yourself, words won;t do the justice). As for paintings - you'll find a few paintings of Van Gogh, Mark Shagal, Monet and Edgar Degas. Definitely...More

Thank Natalie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't care for modern art. I figure that if I could do it myself, it does not show a lot of talent (since I have none) so I ask myself "why is this so great"" However, I am willing to look and learn and...More

Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I like traditional art or art not entirely abstract, they do have a great collection of modern art by modern artists and many great lectures and programs.

Thank goodfoodrocks77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building with a small but excellent collection of great paintings. Lovely neighbourhood and very friendly staff. The museum represents an era when Buffalo was an industrial powerhouse with all that went along with that. The city is clearly reinvesting itself and we loved both...More

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janicelynn1581
What are the outdoor concerts like? I can't seem to find any information online. What can you bring in? How early should you arrive?
24 May 2017|
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Response from Weeat4fun | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend arriving really early to get parking and finding a good spot. You can hear well enough at the west end of Hoyt Lake...I'm not sure of the container policies, however. You would have to check the city parks... More
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John K
What is address?
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
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toniteddy
How much time should i dedicate to touring the gallery?
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
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