Newly named Albright-Knox Art Gallery director Janne Sirén talks to WBFO's Eileen Buckley about coming to Buffalo.
The future of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be in the hands of a man with extensive background in international art. 42-year-old Janne Sirén was introduced at a news conference Tuesday. He serves as the director of Helsinki Art Museum in Finland.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has gone overseas to find its new director. Janne Sirén, director of the Helsinki Art Museum in Finland, will take over for Louis Grachos, who left the museum last year for a job in Austin, Texas.
It's been 150 years since the founding of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and to mark the occasion the public has been invited to help create a special anniversary work for the Gallery's collection.
In all, 150 Western New Yorkers were selected during yesterday's drawing in the Gallery.
"We think it will leave a great legacy and continue the great tradition at the Albright-Knox that we are supportive of new art, supportive of engaging artists in our community and building our collection," said Louis Grachos, Albright-Knox Director.