Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

Since its inception as The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy in 1862, the museum has been dedicated to acquiring, exhibiting, and preserving modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on the collection, presentation, and interpretation of the artistic expressions of our times. Learn More about Our Fine Art Collection



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Public Tour – Public tours are led by Albright-Knox–trained docents and are free with museum admission. Tours of the museum are offered on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 1:30 pm, and on Saturdays at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. All tours begin at the Guest Services Station.

The Access AK: Veterans Connecting through Art program welcomes veterans to participate in a guided tour of the museum’s Collection, followed by a hands-on art experience. Spring session tours will take place through April 2015. Monthly two-hour sessions will be held year round, and are free of charge.

Limited space is available and advance registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator Teri Fallesen at 716.270.8249, or [email protected].

2016 Tours

Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 2–4 pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 2–4 pm
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 2–4 pm
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 2–4 pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 2–4 pm
Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2–4 pm
Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 2–4 pm
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 2–4 pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 2–4 pm
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 2–4 pm
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 2–4 pm
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2–4 pm

Individualized group sessions may be scheduled upon request.

Verbal Description Sensory Tours (formerly Art Sense-Ations) are for adults who are blind or partially sighted. An in-depth verbal description tour is enhanced by engaging several senses, often including, but not limited to, the sense of touch. Tours are given of select works from the Albright-Knox’s Collection and special exhibitions; additional sensory experiences are provided during or immediately following the tour.

The program is free of charge, but enrollment is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator Teri Fallesen at 716.270.8249, or [email protected].

2016 Tours

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 2–4 pm
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 2–4 pm
Thursday, March 17, 2016, 2–4 pm
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 2–4 pm
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 2–4 pm
no tour in June
Thursday, July 7, 2016, 2–4 pm

Listening to Art

Audio wands that provide self-guided verbal description tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted are available at the Guest Services Station.]

Creative Connection

Using guided tours, hands-on art workshops, and discussions custom designed to meet the needs and interests of each participating group, this program enables and encourages individuals to express themselves both verbally and nonverbally in the art museum environment. Goals of the program also include providing opportunities for recreation and socialization, increasing sensory awareness and sensory integration, and improving feeling identification and expression through the use of art. Each year, Access AK presents an exhibition highlighting artwork created during program sessions and hosts a special community reception honoring program participants.

Groups are usually limited to ten participants, and must be accompanied by agency/school staff at all times. Additional accommodations may be made dependent on participating program structure and can be discussed at time of registration. Sessions are ninety minutes long and are free of charge. To register, please contact Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator Teri Fallesen at 716.270.8249, or [email protected].

General Admission

$15 Adults
$11 Seniors (62 and over)
$11 Students 13 and over
$8 Children 6–12
FREE Children 5 and under
FREE Members

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