Buffalo Reinvigorates Neighborhoods with Art
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery – Buffalo’s world-renowned museum of modern and contemporary art – is undergoing its first expansion in 60 years and will debut a new addition in 2022 that will more than double its exhibition space. While the expansion necessitated the shuttering of its Elmwood Avenue campus until then, the Albright-Knox will shift its attention to reinvigorating neighborhoods throughout Buffalo with art.
The Albright-Knox’s public art initiative, which has already attracted the likes of world-renowned muralists like Eduardo Kobra, Shantell Martin and Tavar Zawacki, will be more robust than ever in 2020 with its most ambitious schedule of unveilings to date in neighborhoods all over the city. And the gallery will debut a satellite campus in January within a refurbished industrial warehouse called Albright-Knox Northland, a flexible 15,000 square foot space on the city’s East Side that will host traveling exhibitions throughout 2020 and 2021.
The two years until the gallery’s 2022 reopening promise to be among the most unique in its history.