"Buffalo's Albright-Knox Art Gallery" United States of America Things to Do Tip by Paul2001

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  The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
by Paul2001

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery of Buffalo is one of the most important collections of impressionistic and modern art in all of the United States. The collection was begun by the Fine Arts Academy of Buffalo back in 1862 and evolved over the years to become the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in 1962. It was named after John J. Albright who donated much of his collection to the gallery. Seymour Knox Jr. was also a major contributor to the collection.
The gallery is in an impressive neo-classical building which has grown over the years with various additions. The quality of the work inside is quite strong with artist like Cezanne, Monet, Chagall and Klee all well represented.
I dragged my parents of to it when they lived in nearby St Catherine's, Ontario. I thought that the collection was astounding. My parents who do not appreciate anything after Monet sadly did not agree. This should not deter you from visiting on you own. If you are unfamiliar with Modern Art, then the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will serve as an excellent introduction.

Address: 1285 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo N.Y.
Directions: North of the University of Buffalo.
Phone: 716-882-8700
Website: http://www.albrightknox.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 26, 2003
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