New beginning for Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Credit: WKBW Buffalo
Published on November 23, 2019 - Duration: 01:09s

New beginning for Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Gallery leaders, along with elected officials broke ground on the historic, multi-million dollar AKC360 Campus Development project.

Jeffrey Gundlach, a Buffalo native and leading donor to the project, annoucned another $10 million dollars toward the capital campaign Friday.


New beginning for Albright-Knox Art Gallery

TODAY MARKS THEBEGINNING OF A NEWERA FOR BUFFALO'SALBRIGHT KNOX ARTMUSEUM.LEADERS BROKEGROUND THISMORNING ON THE NEWMULTI-MILLION DOLLAROVERHAUL.OVER THE NEXT TWOYEARS -- THE MUSEUMWILL UNDERGO ATRANSFORMATION...ADDING 30-THOUSANDSQUARE FEET OFSPACE,UNDERGROUNDPARKING AND ANINDOOR TOWNSQUARE.BUFFALO NATIVEJEFFREY GUNDLACH ISTHE LEADING DONORTO THE NEW AK-360CAMPUS.HE ANNOUNCEDTODAY ANOTHER 10MILLION DOLLARSTOWARD THE CAPITALCAMPAIGN....IT WAS ALSOANNOUNCED THATTHREE OF THEMUSEUM'S BUILDINGSWILL BE NAMED AFTERGUNLACH, BOB ANDELISABETH WILMERSAND SEAMORE H.KNOX AND THE KNOXFAMILY.THATS REALLYHISTORICAL FOR THISMUSEUM -- ALL OFTHESE WEREPIONEERS IN HELPINGTHIS INSTITUTIONDEVELOP ITS VISION.BUILD ITS COLLECTIONAND MOVE FORWARDINTO THE FUTURE.IT'S A BOOST TO THEARM OF THE BUFFALORENAISSANCE.

WE'REEXCITED TO BE A APARTOF ITWE ARE TAKING THISALL THE WAY HOME....LETS GO BUFFALOBRING ON THECONSTRUCTIONTHE MAIN MUSEUMWILL BE CLOSEDDURINGCONSTRUCTION.SOME OF ITS ART WILLSTILL BE ON DISPLAYAT A NEW SPACE ONNORTHLANDAVENUE..

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