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Sneak peek into the new Albright-Knox building on Northland Avenue

Posted: 5:05 AM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 07:07:42-04
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In the first week of November, the Albright-Knox Museum will be closed on Elmwood Avenue for renovations, but there will still be many chances to check out Buffalo's art scene.

Over on Northland Avenue on Buffalo's East side a brand new exhibition space is being built. It's 15,000 square feet of exhibition, classroom, and storage space.

"We want to utilize this space in a performative way and in a way that welcomes not just visual art but spoken word or dance or even food," Aaron Ott, Curator of Public Art for Albright-Knox said. Ott says he hopes contemporary artists will be able to be flexible in this new space as it provides many opportunities with high ceilings and open spaces.

Construction is on schedule and the art space plans to open in January. Albright-Knox leaders and project planners hope this new space will attract art lovers and people who have never experienced everything the art community has to offer.

"Having the opportunity for Albright-Knox to come in and engage with the community through exhibitions through different events on the Northland Campus is going to be tremendous for the neighborhood," Arthur Hall, Northland Project Manager for the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation said.