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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

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Address: 1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1096
Phone Number: 716 882 8700
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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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Interesting Gallery with an interesting Selection

This was my first visit to the gallery and I really enjoyed it. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The collection was interesting and showed a wide selection through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chilli09
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to the gallery and I really enjoyed it. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The collection was interesting and showed a wide selection through the ages and countries. The cafe was delicious. I also enjoyed the sculpture garden. One complaint would be that they were having an issue with the paid parking and the... More 

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Buffalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate to have a Mother who truly believed in and supported the arts. Some of my fondest memories are of visits to the Albright-Knox and a civilized lunch. The collection surprises some who are unfamiliar with the Gallery; it has some truly important pieces. Jackson Pollack's "Convergence" has to be among my favorites.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be fully honest, I have a problem with quite a few museums. The Albright-Knox is one I particularly struggle with. The artwork does not appear to be notable, and the range (by museum choice) is very narrow. Sadly, my teenage daughter (who is an honors art student) really dislikes the Albright-Knox. Please note, it does not list itself as... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to visit the Albright-Knox for years and we finally got here. Wonderful permanent collection shows art from the Impressionists to today. What a fabulous journey. Current exhibition is also worth a visit. Arrange your visit around a meal, the cafe is exceptionally good.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here once a year at least from where we live in Toronto. If you visit Buffalo, visit the Albright-Knox! The changing exhibitions are always interesting and the main collection is excellent. You can visit the whole art gallery in half a day which makes it worth the trip. The cafe is excellent so stay or arrive for lunch

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Art is not for everyone and especially not for my picky son, I thought this visit would end bad. To my delight, he loved it and it was all due to the most amazing pieces of art and artists collected under one roof. A collection not too underwhelming or overwhelming. A beautiful balance for all tastes and levels of interest.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great collection housed in an interesting order. I really liked the Albright-Knox and would go back in around North-West New York. If you are into early 20th century painting through to modern art you will enjoy.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would have given it 5 stars but the collection that I saw was mostly abstract...the 1st floor has some beautiful pieces from some well known artists. The person at the front desk was very knowledgeable and friendly. The the Cafe....the building itself is a work of art....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part about coming to this attraction is First Fridays sponsored by M&T Bank; Every First Friday of the new month is completely free admission for everyone! It's also right near the Forest Lawn Cemetery, and Delaware Park. If you haven't been to this museum, and are on a budget, I suggested going to the next sponsored First Friday!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to the gallery. Upon entering and purchasing our tickets, we heard a little of the history of the gallery and how they amassed such a wonderful collection. We were not disappointed- from the abstract works of Rothko and Still to impressionist paintings by Monet and others- we loved it all. Our kids especially loved the more... More 

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