Description

The Albright Knox Gundlach Building began as the Albright Building and was later re-named Albright Knox Art Gallery in honor of contributions made by the Knox family.  Then in 2016 it was re-named Albright Knox Gundlach Art Museum in recognition of contributions made by Jeffrey Gundlach a fine art collector.

About The Gallery

The Albright Knox Gundlach Art Museum is part of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. The academy was founded in 1862. It is of the oldest public arts organizations in the country. Construction began in 1890 and was anticipated to be open for the 1901 Pan-AM Exposition. It wasn't actually completed until 1905. Although construction of the project didn't meet that deadline, We are pleased at the outcome. The Albright Knox Gundlach Art Museum Building is one of the most beautiful buildings for displaying fine arts anywhere. A work of art in its own right.

A bit of history

John J. Albright a philanthropist, initially funded the construction of the Albright Art Gallery. The building was designed by a local architect named Edward Brodhead Green.  In 1962, a new addition was made to the gallery through the contributions of Seymour H. Knox, Jr. , his family and many other donors. At this time the museum was renamed the Albright–Knox Art Gallery. The new building was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill architect Gordon Bunshaft, who is noted for the Lever House in New York City. In 2016 contributions from Jeffery Gundlach will greatly help the museum in its continuing endeavors. The Albright–Knox Gundlach Art Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Past Exhibits Include

At one time, the Albright Knox Gundlach Art Museum was home to the ancient statue of "Artemis and the Stag" The bronze sculpture was made between 100 BC and 100 AD.  It was first discovered and excavated in Rome in the 1920's. The statue was at auction and sold for close to 50 million US dollars.

 

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • May 26, 2018 5:45 pm local time

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