Albright-Knox looks to create a wider audience

May 31, 2016

More than a year after work began, the board of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be considering a new strategic plan next week.  Gallery Director Janne Siren believes the plan will "lower barriers for everyone in our community."


While it currently holds an impressive presence in its current state, changes are expected for the campus of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
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"We truly want to become a part of Western New Yorker's daily life."

Siren envisions the gallery serving as a "community green" where people can gather and engage, even in the coldest days of Buffalo winters. The whole campus is expected to undergo significant changes.   

"The Albright-Knox is pioneering new ground. New ground for us, but in many ways, new ground for art museums in general," said Siren, who expects the full board will endorse the plan at its June 6 meeting.

An architectural firm working on the campus redesign will be announced soon.