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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222-1096
716 882 8700
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Ranked #5 of 97 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery strives to enhance the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art, principally by developing,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Albright Knox gallery is the most astounding and selective collection of modern art in America. There is not a single redundant piece, and everything in the collection is a masterpiece that can hang proud next to the best of MoMA or the Met. The curators must be the best. Everything is hanging in the right place, and the location... More

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This art gallery has wide ranging styles in it's collection... So check out what the exhibit is online before you go. I have been here many times... Sometimes unimpressed and other times blown away. As they say, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

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Redwood City CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Treasures of the Queen City (that would be Buffalo) is a traveling exhibit but was on a brief detour to it's home gallery - quite a tour de force - with masterpieces from Pollak, Dali, Lichtenstein, Miro, Johns and many more. Was in awe of the enormous almost 3-D Anselm Keifer paintings and appreciated being able to take them in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

2nd visit in 10 years -- the complex is beautiful, the history of collecting the various pieces of art work over the years is quite something......Treasures of the Queen City was the main event, and well worth checking out -- the Anselm Kiefer exhibit is a must see -- lunch at the AK Cafe was nice......the grounds and the view... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Each time we visit Buffalo, we make certain to include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery which houses arguably one of the finest collections of contemporary art anywhere. It is interesting to note that the purchase date of many of the pieces is the same as the date that the work was completed. Apparently, Seymour Knox was such an avid and knowledgeable... More

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you like art, this is a very nice place to go but... only if you are living close to it. My wife and I love art but we made the trip from Toronto just to realize that it wasn't worth to drive 200 Kms. The entrance cost $11 and they also have a restaurant where you can have a... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Photos allowed without flash, Jackson Pollack and Warhol! Special Mirror exhibit fun to walk through. Museum is small, quality vs. quantity.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This art gallery may be small, but don't be fooled: it contains some exceptional pieces of art. The staff was friendly, and the artwork was well presented with ample room to appreciate each work on its own merit. Very enjoyable. Well worth the admission.

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Large beautiful spacious building. Good collection of modern art. building is showing some wear and tear - hope they raise more money. Nice gift shop with lots of artsy things to buy.

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Grand Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If modern art is your thing, this is the place for you. The setting is beautiful at the east side of the building with rose gardens,a small lake, and a view of a building from the Pan American Expo. I'm not a fan of modern art but had a terrific docent,Lori, who helped me understand and appreciate what I saw.... More

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