Albright–Knox Art Gallery [1890- ]
ECA Control Number: 14809
Record Level: Listing
Record Type: Art Museum/Institution
Museum/Institution Name: Albright–Knox Art Gallery
Aka: Albright Art Gallery ; AKAG ; Albright Museum ; Albright Knox Art Gallery
Location(s): 1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Closed/Acquired: not applicable
The Albright–Knox Art Gallery is an art museum located at 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York in Delaware Park. The gallery is a major showplace for modern art and contemporary art. It is located directly across the street from Buffalo State College.
The parent organization of the Albright–Knox Art Gallery is the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, founded in 1862. It is one of the oldest public arts institutions in the United States. In 1890, Buffalo entrepreneur and philanthropist, John J. Albright, a wealthy Buffalo industrialist, began the construction of the Albright Art Gallery for the Academy. The building was designed by prominent local architect Edward Brodhead Green. It was originally intended to be used as the Fine Arts Pavilion for the Pan-American Exposition in 1901, but delays in its construction caused it to remain uncompleted until 1905.
In 1962, a new addition was made to the gallery through the contributions of Seymour H. Knox, Jr. and his family, and many other donors. At this time the museum was renamed the Albright–Knox Art Gallery. The new building was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill architect Gordon Bunshaft, who is noted for the Lever House in New York City. The Albright–Knox Art Gallery is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum first began discussing a possible expansion in 2001. In 2012, the board commissioned the architectural firm Snøhetta to produce a master plan for future growth.
Citation: “Albright–Knox Art Gallery.”. Wikipedia. Updated September 2, 2016. Accessed September 14, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albright%E2%80%93Knox_Art_Gallery
WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN
EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS THAT INCLUDED WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN (3)
AFTER CARLSEN’S DEATH (0)
DURING CARLSEN’S LIFETIME (3)
1912 Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Seventh Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists“, May 21 – September 2.
1910 Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Fifth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists“, May 11 – September 1.
1910 Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “A Collection of Paintings and Sketches by Emil Carlsen from the Folsom Galleries“, New York, NY, March 18 – April 13.
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