BUFFALO, NY (WNY News Now) – After a long intermission, the Buffalo AKG Art Museum has officially reopened as of Monday. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the AKG, welcoming new and returning guests to view the exhibits.
The AKG was under construction during a project that started before the COVID-19 Pandemic, and after years of planning and preparation the museum was finally ready to be shown.
“This is the grand reopening of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, formerly the Albright-Knox, and we’re excited to welcome the entire community to experience the groundbreaking exhibitions, brand new suite of programs, activities, performances, that really all seek to challenge and inspire,” Director of Communications Callie Johnson said.
The museum features many authentic works from big names in the art world, including Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh.
“This is historic for Buffalo, historic for the region and also the state. The University of Buffalo Research Institute estimates that over 200,000 visitors will come to the museum so we’re looking forward to welcoming a lot of people here at the Buffalo AKG,” said Johnson.
The museum will be holding different events in the upcoming weeks, from a Member’s Preview Day to a Vogue Buffalo event. A full list of events and times can be found on the AKG’s website.