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The Buffalo Preservation Board wants the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to come to a board meeting and explain why the first draft of its plan for a major expansion potentially damages the landmark status of the Delaware Park cultural center.

The announced expansion plans for the Albright-Knox is not only good news for the cultural scene, it will also add to the economic vitality of Elmwood Avenue. According to Jim Fink of Business First, the museum's investment is the latest development for a stretch of the city that is generating major economic activity.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has formally introduced the latest entry in its Public Art Initiative. It's visible to neighbors who travel along a busy street in North Buffalo.


Albright-Knox unveils latest expansion designs

Jun 22, 2017
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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's expansion plan has completed what it is calling an "exhaustive concept and programming design phase." The gallery shared new renderings of AK360 Wednesday evening and is welcoming public comment.

Music & dance collaboration at Albright-Knox

May 25, 2017
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A blending of dance and music will be presented this evening at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley attended a rehearsal of the Buffalo Chamber Players and Lehrer Dance for their collaborative performance Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. 

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has long been renowned for its collection of modern art, both purchased in the art market and donated by artists and gallery benefactors like John Albright and Seymour Knox Jr. Gallery Director Janne Siren announced Tuesday that the collection is expanding again with an amazing gift.

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Few people would expect to find a sprawling sculpture of a DNA-like structure in a public transit station.

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The local arts and culture community is preparing for cuts in federal funding. The White House Office of Management and Budget has suggested eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities among others.


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The January issue of Buffalo Spree introduces us to some local people who work behind the scenes to make our community better. Plus, there's an article about a Picasso exhibit. And the magazine is beginning its golden anniversary celebration. Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata joins WBFO's Mark Scott for this week's Press Pass. She says her writers enjoy introducing readers to people who are making a difference.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's ambitious fundraising campaign to support its expansion plan got a financial boost Wednesday morning, when they officially announced a gift from the foundation named for the late founder and original owner of the Buffalo Bills.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which is moving forward with an ambitious expansion plan known as AK360, got a fiscal boost for the project Thursday from members of the New York State Assembly. Speaker Carl Heastie joined local delegates in Buffalo to make the announcement.


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With cash in hand years earlier than expected, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is moving ahead on the public process of designing its new space.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has announced what it is calling the largest single private donation to a cultural institution in Buffalo's history. It is a $42.5 million challenge grant from Buffalo-born billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach.

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A new mural unveiled Monday by the Albright Knox Gallery was created as an ode to unity between Buffalo's east and west sides.

Albright-Knox expansion will double artwork on display

Jul 25, 2016
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Albright-Knox Art Gallery leaders are promising the public will have a chance to join the museum's expansion conversation. An architecture firm has been hired, but there is no specific design plan yet.

Blending art & music at the Albright-Knox

Jul 20, 2016
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A blend of music, art and a lecture series will kick off for another season in Buffalo this fall. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced dates for 'Art of Jazz', Buffalo Chamber Players and Director's Lecture Series.  

Public art partnership announces three newest works

Jul 15, 2016
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A continuing public art initiative led by the Albright Knox Art Gallery is growing, with three new works just announced for locations within the City of Buffalo. The first of the works was formally dedicated Thursday on Main Street.


There's a new public art project in a historic section of Buffalo's Waterfront: the Tifft Farm Nature Preserve. Rochester artist Roberley Bell's sculpture and site-specific artwork is buried deep in the preserve's woods.


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With the appointment of an architect to oversee a massive redesign of its historic site, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery now must focus on the largest fund drive ever for Western New York.


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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."

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The largest public art project to date, sponsored by Erie County, is going up in downtown Buffalo. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Shea's Performing Arts Center are collaborating on a new mural on the wall of 710 Main Theatre, along West Tupper Street.

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Sunday marks the return of Free Admission Week at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Director Janne Siren says the first free week in 2015 "was a huge success."

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is gearing up for what's being called a "monumental" public art installation this summer, one that's going to alter several structures across the City of Buffalo.


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A homecoming of sorts gets underway at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery this weekend. A new exhibit titled "Monet and the Impressionist Revolution" opens to the public Sunday.

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The expansion process for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is moving forward.


Best-selling author Jill Lepore will appear Friday at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery as the keynote speaker of the Buffalo Humanities Festival. The four-day festival runs tonight through Saturday.


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A popular concert series is returning soon to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and a new one is just around the corner.


There are just a few weeks left in summer 2015. While many people enjoy traveling to out-of-town destinations for their vacations, there’s plenty to do in Western New York for those of you who want to stay close to home. WBFO's Mark Scott is joined by Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata in this week's Press Pass to talk about "staycations." 

When you look at what you think is a corner Buffalo News vending machine, look twice over the next few weeks. Some of those boxes have been converted to community seed stations for the latest public art project from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.


Albright-Knox set to launch new ArtGames 2.0 App

Jun 26, 2015
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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has figured out a great way to get art history into the hands of youth. It will launch new interactive mobile gaming App Saturday.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the new game App provides interaction with art history.

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