ABOUT THE ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY
Founded in 1862 as The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is the sixth-oldest art museum in the United States and one of the oldest anywhere dedicated to modern and contemporary art. As one of the most prominent cultural institutions in Western New York, the Albright-Knox serves tens of thousands of students, families, tourists, and art lovers each year.
In 2019, the museum broke ground on a transformative campus development and expansion project. Upon completion of construction, the museum will open in 2023 as the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. At the same time, the museum has been engaged in a wholesale reevaluation of its institutional identity, with a particular focus on making the Buffalo AKG a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible institution.