Considered among the best in the world when it comes to modern and contemporary 20th-century art, this gallery has a rich ... More
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Considered among the best in the world when it comes to modern and contemporary 20th-century art, this gallery has a rich selection of works by artists like Picasso, van Gogh, and Jackson Pollock. The Delaware Park gallery also features outstanding work from the 17th-19th centuries. The gallery also includes a Gift Shop and the Garden Restaurant .
The first Friday of each month is "free" at the Gallery. My husband and I decided to drive into the city and have dinner on Elmwood after visiting the Gallery. After we walked around the first floor (about one half hour) we went to go upstairs. We were stopped by a docent who informed us that it was $12.00 to go further.
We have gone to Albright Knox many times for "Special" exhibits and gladly paid. But they were charging $12.00 to view art that the gallery owns!
"Free" I think not!
HOWEVER, the Albright does have a very good collection (not all modern) and the building presents it so well. Very nice gift shop and superb location on the edge of beautiful Delaware Park and Hoyt Lake makes it a near perfect place for a date.
We liked that there is a free night on Fridays where they offer family activities. They have things to do and usually a band will be playing music at the same time. We got to stroll through the exhibits without worrying about the amount of time the kids would want to stay there. Free makes it definitely worth exposing it to your kids once in a while! On another occasion, it was nice to have a quick stop after a long dinner date! Check it out!
I grew up in the Falls and went to UB and then worked in Buffalo and the Albright was my favorite place to go for just relaxation. Now, even while living in Rochester, my best friend and I aften venture back to Buffalo just to go to the Albright...its exhibits are simply awesome!!!
Considered by some to be the best in the world when it comes to modern and contemporary 20th century art, this gallery has a rich selection of works by artists like Picasso, van Gogh, and Jackson Pollock. For those who aren't interested in art there is a technology room. To get the best out of the muesem I reccomend the headphones, available at the front counter.
one of the best small galleries that i have ever visited, for its size its collection is comaparable to much larger galleries in the area, such as the AGO in toronto, and the carnegie pittsburg, which are much, much larger, and the changing exhibits always have fresh, smart content. the building is also a attraction, with a interesting contrast between the
the greek revival origional building, and the 60's modernist gordon bunshaft addition.
for the size of the gallery the $8+ admission price is rather steep. it only takes about an hour and a half to see the entire collection, and thats taking your time...
*before you go, find out when the free day is (usually friday evenings), and go then...*
I thought the overall feel of the museum was dedicated to enabling the visitor to see each painting clearly. Sometimes museums squeeze in larger paintings and it makes it tough for the observer to see the painting in perspective.
One of the things my kids particularly enjoyed was the room with the orange ladders. My children are ages 6 to 10 and they all enjoyed the museum. We enjoyed the optical illusions and the outdoor sculptures. According to my children, this museum was "fun"!
My entire trip to the Albright-Knox was wonderful. Even before walking in, the musuems surroundings like the lake and the park were beautiful and the building itself was magnificant. Does not compare though to the masterpieces that hang on the walls inside.
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