Albright-Knox Art Gallery

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A large exhibition devoted to works by contemporary artists considered to be "pioneers of a new golden age of animation" has opened at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

'Natural Conditions' opens at Botanical Gardens

May 22, 2015
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There will be more than flowers pleasing the eyes of visitors this summer at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. A newly introduced art series will also be there to greet guests.

New public art unveiled at Canalside

May 6, 2015
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Another public artwork Silent Poets  has been installed at Canalside. Visitors will find the two poets sitting about 20-feet in the air on platforms atop separate poles in the Great Lawn next to the Central Wharf.

Students serving as art curators

Apr 30, 2015
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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and First Niagara team together each school season to host the 'Future Curators' program. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says Western New York high school students are given the opportunity to serve as real art curators.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has launched a new initiative designed to promote critical and creative thinking in young people.

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With a main building more than a century old, a wing more than a half-century old and public schools not teaching art as much as they used to, the Albright-Knox is looking to upgrade its physical plant while helping students learn about their artistic heritages.

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A local architecture gem has helped attract another national event. FinnFest USA, an annual conference celebrating Finnish and Finnish-American culture and heritage, is coming to Buffalo in October.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is giving the public one last chance to comment about the museum's growth and development. A public meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday at the art museum.

Public Art initiative reaches out to students

Nov 13, 2014
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The Public Art Initiative between the Albright Knox Art Gallery and Erie County has now headed into area schools. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says thanks to a generous donations 60,000 art kits will be in the hands of local school students. 

How 'Shark Girl' came to be

Oct 30, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel

When Shark Girl moved into Buffalo in August, she started a conversation via social media as to where she came from and what her creator Casey Riordan Millard was thinking in creating her. WBFO’s Ashley Hirtzel talked with Canalside visitors and sat down with the artist and to find out how Shark Girl came to be.

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For Albright-Knox Art Gallery Director Janne Siren, it's time for a listening tour as the cultural center looks to an expanded future.

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An unusual public sculpture was unveiled at Canalside in downtown Buffalo Tuesday. The art project is one of several to be unveiled across the region as part of the Public Art Initiative, which is a collaborative effort between the city of Buffalo, Erie County, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Library mural first of many planned public artworks

Aug 18, 2014
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A new public art piece is being constructed outside the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. The mural is one of several that will be put up as part of an Albright-Knox Art Gallery initiative across Erie County. A public art project is expected to be installed at Canalside over the next few weeks.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery will hold a free public opening for a collection of paintings that will soon return on a year-long tour across the country. The exhibit “Sincerely Yours: Treasures Of The Queen City” will be in Buffalo until September.

Albright-Knox receives largest gift in its history

Oct 10, 2013

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has announced one of the largest gifts in institution history. Officials say the late Peggy Pierce Elfvin has left a gift of nearly $11 million to the gallery where she served as a board member for 30 years.

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The U.S Ambassador to Finland made his way to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery for a tour of its renowned collection this weekend and to visit with an old friend Janne Siren, the gallery's new director.

New Albright-Knox leader talks about coming to Buffalo

Jan 16, 2013
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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. 

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The new leader of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is being called a "visionary" arts director with extensive European experience.

Albright-Knox taps Finn Janne Siren to be new director

Jan 14, 2013
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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.

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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.