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Albright-Knox Art Gallery announces Erie County Free Week

Posted at 11:00 AM, Feb 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-09 12:23:20-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced the return of Erie County County Free Week Friday.

Admission to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be free for all Erie County residents from Saturday February 16th to Saturday February 23rd.

Officials for the art gallery say this is a way for the museum to express its gratitude to all Erie County residents, the Erie County Executive and Erie County Legislators for their support of museum operations.

“Our mission as a museum is to serve our community as a catalyst for learning, creativity, and social engagement,” said Janne Sirén, Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. “Each year, Erie County’s generous commitment supports a wide range of inspirational art classes, groundbreaking exhibitions, and a Public Art Initiative, which helps us share beautiful artworks across Western New York. We are deeply grateful to Erie County for its continued support of our museum and we invite all our fellow citizens to visit us during Erie County Free Week and year-round.”

During Erie County Free week the following exhibitions will be on view: Humble and Human: An Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.; We the People: New Art from the Collection; To Point a Naked Finger: Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Mader; and Htein Lin: A Show of Hands.