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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Doox_16
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Dan D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Sara S
Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank DenverMookie
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The building is worth seeing by itself, after touring the collection see the exterior an realize how deceiving the size is- an intended architectural illusion . See Goldsworthy and other important sculpture on the grounds, Small but fascinating impressionist collection. Main gallery featuring large modern works with interesting techniques, and good explanations. Heavy on modern works. nice Van Gogh and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding art gallery for its size. Whether its the 20th Century French masters side-by-side in the chronological order the entire collection is organized in, the surprisingly approachable video installation, the thoughtful and accessible sound installation in the auditorium, the outstanding sculpture in the courtyard (sadly not true of that on the grounds) and one of the largest and most tasteful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You pay for parking and entrance. The first Friday's are free. The artwork is nice. The staff was helpful and friendly. The souvenir shop does not have any souvenir museum pins.

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Thank Hardrocker8888
Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for free Friday's and were not disappointed. Love the museum and the kids (14 and 9) did, too. Lots to see and do there and always something hands on for the kids.

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Thank Alan U
Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a moderately entertaining art gallery. They do have a lot of really nice works, but it is a little small. Also, the parking/ admission price was pretty high for the size, in my opinion.

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Thank Christine Z
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Buffalo for a weekend trip because of the Albright-Knox Gallery and were surprised (and disappointed) to find that much of the gallery was empty and there were very few paintings on display. Compared to galleries I visit in Toronto and London this was a very poor display.

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James B, Guest Relations Manager at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, responded to this review

Dear Jim: Thank you for making a trip to Buffalo to visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. We are very sorry to hear that you left feeling disappointed. While we are never empty, it sounds like you may have visited at a time when we were between special exhibitions, which does happen every few months as it takes time to install... More 

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