Albright Knox Art Gallery Buffalo
Where is it at?
Albright Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
Tel: 716 882-8700
Where are we going today?
If you want to introduce your kids into that amazing world of art, there is no better place than an art gallery!
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo is an great experience for those slightly older kids who want to explore the 150 year old tradition of collecting, conserving and exhibiting art!
The younger kids will love seeing all the colors and shapes in the collections, and those older kids can start to look at WHY they like the art, and see the different techniques and tones used in each piece.
The great thing about the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, is that it teaches kids that art isn't just paintings! If you look at the permanent collection on display - there are sketches, life art, paintings, sculptures, tapestries...art comes in all forms, and there is no right or wrong.
You never know - they might get inspired to get creative themselves and you might have a hidden masterpiece in the house! (One day their name will be on the wall of the gallery!)
The exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery often change, so make sure you check out the dates so you know you're not missing out on something you really want to see.
The gallery isn't just art - it's very hands on with their programs - one of which is the family workshops! These workshops allow families to get together and actually get creative right then and there! The cost includes admission to the museum, so why not get those hands dirty and all have an art attack!
There are lessons, animation workshops, theater workshops and activities over summer for the kids to be involved in.
Get creative with the family at this interesting Buffalo gallery!
How much does it cost?
- Children$5 to $8
- Free Under: 5 years
When can we go?
10am to 5pm Tues - Sun (First Friday of the month shuts 10pm)
All year round but closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Independence, Christmas and New Years Day
There are self-guide school tours for grades 3 to 12, and FREE guided school tours for K to 12!.
Fill those artistic tummies with lunch and dinner - sweets and savouries await! The last seating is at 8:30pm . .
They have healthy options at the cafe for the family .
Any Top Tips?
Parking is $5 for guests and $3 members (so why not check out membership too!).
Doing our bit
The collect, preserve and display some incredible works of art so families can look, admire and learn! .
Need a little extra help?
Accessible parking is available in the Gallery’s lot with an accessible entrance. Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Coat Room on a first-come, first-served basis. Elevators and lifts are located throughout the building..
Can I get one of those?
The AK Shop offers an great range of prints, posters, books, stationery, scarves, shawls, bags, and jewelry crafted by national and international artisans. .
The first Friday of the month is FREE! Additional fees still might apply to special exhibitions. .
What people are saying?
by Yegor Momot
The collection is pretty impressive considering the size of the place and even the outdoor installation pieces are great. Definitely worth checking out. Also, free first Fridays!
by Robert Michalowski
$8.00 to park your car and be there for no more then two hours . I am never going there again . What a waste of time and money
by youhan martin
by A Google User
There is jackson pollack and gaughain matisse and still as of today. Some.really cool stuff. Warhol.and steiglictz.
by A Google User
The great art pieces which attracted me and thousands of visitors over many decades are no longer on display. They have either been sold off or put into semi-permanent storage. No more Renoir, Van Gogh, Modgliani, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Degas, or the many fascinating ancient works once so magnificantly on display. Instead, you will be see a huge plain canvas with a dot in the middle and other similar works of "art". The Gallery's annual report omits attendance numbers, which I'd guess have plummeted since the misguided changes made...Read More
by A Google User
The great art pieces which attracted me and thousands of visitors over many decades are no longer on display. They have either been sold off or put into semi-permanent storage. No more Renoir, Van Gogh, Modgliani, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Degas, or the many fascinating ancient works once so magnificantly on display. Instead, you will be see a huge plain canvas with a dot in the middle and other similar works of "art". The Gallery's annual report omits attendance numbers, which I'd guess have plummeted since the misguided changes made by the current management. I would advise them to go back to what made them famous and popular.