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Albright Knox expansion clears major hurdle

Posted at 11:39 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 23:39:36-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Albright-Knox Art Gallery knows its art and the museum is about to showcase a lot more of it (well, in a couple of years).

“This project is going to become a gateway for the world to Buffalo,” said Dr. Janne Siren, the director of the museum.

The 30,000 square foot expansion just cleared one of its last major hurdles before shovels hit the dirt.

On Monday, the Buffalo Planning Board approved the site plan for the project.

Construction will take two years.

“It takes about half a year to commission a building, to be on the safe side. So, I would look for a grand reopening, with a lot of people from buffalo, the United States, and around the world participating, in the spring of 2022,” said Siren.

For more on this project and where to see the art during construction, you can click here.