The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a brilliantly dedicated museum striving to enhance the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art. Originally known as the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, the gallery was dedicated December of 1862 and remains among the country’s oldest public arts institutions.
At the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the pupils will have the opportunity to check out the museum’s Fine Art Collection, a gallery especially rich in post-war American and European art. Mostly acquired through the generosity of its patron, the late Seymour H. Knox, the museum also offers a panorama of art through the centuries. Impressionism and post-Impressionism are represented by leading 19th-century French artists such as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh. There are significant works of art in genres such as Cubism, Surrealism, Constructivism, and other trends of the revolutionary 1920s and '30s. Documented artists include Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, and Joan Miro. Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and art from the 1970s through the end of the century are well represented by exceptional works from individuals such as Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Jasper Johns.
In the course of the visit, group members can check out the museum’s special collections consisting of more than 700 rare or unique published and unpublished materials that are relevant to the history and study of modern and contemporary art. The team will find first edition monographs and serials, art objects, artists’ books, illustrated books, artist sound recordings, and videos of oral history interviews with artists in these special collections.