Albright-Knox unveils expansion plans, set to close for 2 years

When an expanded Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Museum opens in 2021, visitors will see their own reflections in a kaleidoscopic network of mirrored glass suspended over the center of the campus.

But before experiencing “Common Sky,” a monumental sculpture by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson that will enclose a new public gathering space, art fans will suffer a period of withdrawal from the Clyfford Stills and Picassos they know and love.

The gallery’s buildings will close for at least two years when the museum breaks ground on its long-planned expansion and renovation project at the end of the year.

The museum announced the extended closure on Thursday, along with news that it will host off-site programming in a 15,000-square-foot space on Northland Avenue beginning early next year.

The Buffalo News

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