There are more than 6,500 works in the permanent collection at the 155-year-old Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. The list of featured artists reads like a Who’s Who of the 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century art worlds: van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Calder, Kahlo, O’Keeffe, Miró, Mondrian, Matisse, etc. The museum boasts the world’s second largest collection of Abstract Expressionist works by Clyfford Still and more than 100 sculptures by Marisol.
It does a nice job peppering in works from living artists, too—power players like Do Ho Suh, Carrie Mae Weems, and Ryan McGinness are all represented. Many of the temporary exhibitions are progressive and fun. Winter 2018’s “Out of Sight! Art of the Senses” show includes a graphic multi-panel installation from Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, Robert Therrien‘s super-sized folding table and chairs, and Lucas Samaras‘ famed Room No. 2, a.k.a. “that mirrored room.” Built in 1966, it was one of the first art installations to invite viewers to take a peek inside. But unlike Yayoi Kusama’s wildly popular infinity rooms, this one doesn’t involve eight-hour waits.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $15. Guest parking is $5 and tickets must be validated at the admissions desk. The first Friday of every month is pay-what-you-wish admission with free parking, and the museum stays open until 10 p.m.
1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY; 716-882-8700.