Albright-Knox Art Gallery

 

The Albright-Knox art gallery located in Buffalo in New York, specializes in modern and contemporary artworks. The gallery is located in 1285 Elmwood Avenue just across the street from Buffalo State Collage.

Historical Perspective:

The Buffalo Fine Art Gallery is a part of the Albright-Knox art gallery. The gallery is considered to be the oldest public art institutions in United States. The gallery construction was initiated by John J. Albright an industrialist from buffalo. What was built for use as the fine arts pavilion for the Pan American Exposition in 1901 remain incomplete till 1905 due to some delay in construction. In 1962, the contributions of Seymour H. Knox and his family members helped in making significant additions to the art gallery. During this period the museum was renamed Albright-Knox art gallery. This new construction was done by an SOM architect, Gordon Bunshaft. This art gallery is proud to have found its place in the national register of historic places.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Collections:

The gallery is noted for its collections of contemporary paintings and sculptures. The gallery showcases a number of American and European artworks of 1950s, 60s and 70s. The artworks specifically highlight the Pop and On art of Abstract expressionism and minimalism. One section of the gallery is entirely dedicated to the art collection from many centuries including French impressionists paintings.

The gallery focuses on the works of famous artists like Yaacov Agam, Rosa Bonheur, Afro, Louise Bourgeois, Romare Bearden, Honoré Daumier, Joseph Cornell, Jim Dine, Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Robert Delaunay and many others.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Exhibitions:

The gallery has continued with its tradition of organizing exhibitions. It has organized many public exhibitions in past like the one showcasing Collective identity, expressionism to realism and the printmaking art of Germany from 21.02 to 27.05. An exhibition of Francis Bacon’s paintings of 1950s was held from April 2005 to 26.08. The gallery has continued with its tradition of hosting exhibitions on works of several mediums.


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