Albright–Knox Art Gallery
Built in 1905, the Albright–Knox Art Gallery is one of the leading art museums in the country. It houses a superb collection of contemporary and modern art (6,500 pieces in all) comprised of paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphic, digital, and other types of artwork. Notable artists include Gaugin, Warhol, Picasso, Matisse, Miró, and Pollock. The museum offers various educational programs for people of all ages and also houses a special collections and archives. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1971.
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