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“Very Different, and Interesting”

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Ranked #6 of 155 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a vibrant museum in the heart of Buffalo’s cultural district actively collecting and exhibiting art since 1862. Experience something new every time.
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very Different, and Interesting”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

The 1905 building was closed when we visited. That was disappointing. But the rest of the Gallery was open. The greeter/ticket seller was so knowledgeable and gave us some excellent information before we began our tour.
The size of the Albright is really manageable, and it was a nice morning, before heading to Delaware Park for a picnic.

Visited July 2012
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“Contemporary masters in BFO”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Yeah, who would have believed you could find a Miro, Brach, Pollock, Gaugin, Picasso, and several other abstract expressionists in BFO? A surprisingly good representation of all the biggies. A relatively small gallery, but worth visiting.

Visited August 2012
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Buffalo, New York
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“Awesome place to go for a walk”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

New to the area? or just enjoying the scenary, this is a beautiful place to walk to or explore at any time. The area located around it is nice and it never gets old.

Visited August 2012
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Damascus, Syria
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465 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“You Must See It But...”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

I was visiting Buffalo and decided to visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. It was interesting but something had me a bit disappointed upon my departure.

I suggest you use the free hand-held Audio Wands which are distributed at the Admissions Desk. Far too many pieces of art are indicated with a number to be heard on audio, but do not have a functioning audio.

In general the impressionistic art works are great and the working audio are very detailed and informative. The Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup painting is nice as also with large outdoor Look and See sculpture within the Sculpture Garden.

One other highlight was my lunch served within the AK Cafe. Very taste food and a nice wine selection.

The three biggest disappointments were: the large number of gallery's being closed; no audio descriptions of the four art pieces contained in the Sculpture Garden and the Clifton Hall, which contained only a few pieces art works and not having a workable audio description of them.

It is worth a visit but...

Visited July 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

I lived in Buffalo for years and have visited the Albright Knox countless times. This time half of the museum was closed, but it didn't stop them from collecting the full admission price before disclosing the closure. Most of what was available to view was ultra modern abstracts. They also had a temporary exhibit titled " Emancipation Approximation" that could only be described as obscene. It was a total waste of time.

Visited July 2012
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