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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

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Address: 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222-1096
Phone Number: 716 882 8700
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Description: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery strives to enhance the understanding and...
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.
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Top modern art museum!

The AKAG is one of the top ten modern art museums in the US and because it is in Buffalo it is accessible and enjoyable for all, without giant crowds. Their modern art collection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The AKAG is one of the top ten modern art museums in the US and because it is in Buffalo it is accessible and enjoyable for all, without giant crowds. Their modern art collection is superior to many museums in the the US and their exhibitions are great. I first experienced art at the AKAG as a kid, and learned... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great art in a great location. Spend some time looking around at the art and then go out and turn left to be in the heart of the elmwood village.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Stunning gallery with a wide variety of art. We have a reciprocal membership with the AGO - we will be back!

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Stopped here to see what was on while visiting Buffalo, and really enjoyed the animation exhibit. We had heard from others that it was not worth seeing but we felt they were all wrong. Artists do things that no one's done before and this exhibit was filled with such challenging works. I was impressed by the "Not so still life"... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

They have lots of the right names, but it's all of their works that nobody else wanted. They actually had a special Jeff Koons exhibit. Seriously. Not a single work of beauty in the place, and the connections they make between works of art are facile. There is nothing to enjoy or learn here. Tiny collection, too. It's upsetting to... More 

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Kinston upon Hull, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We hoped to see a large collection of historical art in here but all found was the modern art on the ground floor and an exhibit of animation and films in the rest of the building. I asked where all the masters were, to be told they are out on tour and they were showing the animation instead. This should... More 

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Princeton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and here is the place to see it. Beautiful garden's and lake to enjoy. Bike trials to take a ride. Near Delaware park close to Elmwood Ave. for small business shopping and many restaurants along the Elmwood strip.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Until September 2015 there's a large and ground-breaking exhibit of animation art and films. It sounds like it's Looney Tunes but it's sophisticated and mind-bending and very, very beautiful.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If like me, you are a Paul Gauguin fan, the Albright Knox is a must! They have his wonderful "Yellow Christ" and his masterpiece, "Spirit of the Dead Watching." It may not be the largest art museum, but the quality is there. So worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It took me a long time, but I finally got to Buffalo, and the Albright-Knox was the main reason. It did not disappoint. The parts of the permanent collection on view, mostly post-world war II art, are impressive, and there is a charming exhibition of photographs of artists. The real interest is the major exhibition, Screen Play, about digital art... More 

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