Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Artstor and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery are collaborating to make 2,000 images of artworks from the museum's Fine Art Collection available in the Digital Library.

Founded officially in December 1862, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is among the country's oldest public arts institutions in the United States. Since its inception as The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, the museum has been dedicated to acquiring, exhibiting, and preserving modern and contemporary art, giving rise to one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections.

The collection is especially rich in post-war American and European art. Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and art from the 1970s through the end of the century are well represented by exceptional works from Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Jasper Johns. Impressionism and post-Impressionism are covered by leading nineteenth-century French artists such as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh. Cubism, Surrealism, Constructivism, and other trends of the revolutionary twenties and thirties are documented by a large selection of significant works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Joan Miró, Piet Mondrian, Alexander Rodchenko, and others.

In addition to this historical framework, the Albright-Knox is committed to facilitating an ongoing and active acquisitions program that assures its Collection continues to represent the major new trends in contemporary art of the twenty-first century. In recent years, the museum has acquired major works by such artists as Matthew Barney, Mark Bradford, Tara Donovan, Teresita Fernández, Liam Gillick, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mona Hatoum, Jim Lambie, Catherine Opie, Jorge Pardo, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Philip Taaffe. These additions to the Collection assure that future generations will continue to benefit from experiencing an internationally based cross-section of modern and contemporary art.