A thoughtful selection of works which celebrates the opening of the new Buffalo AKG Art Museum, and provides a flavour of one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of modern and contemporary art

Edited by Cathleen Chaffee, Holly E. Hughes, Pam Hatley

£24.95​ | Giles Ltd
Available: September 2023
ISBN: 978-1-913875-55-8
384 Pages
248 × 178 mm (7 × 9 ¾ in)
355 colour illustrations
In association with the Buffalo AKG Art Museum

In late 2019 the Albright-Knox Art Gallery broke ground on the most significant campus expansion and development project in its 160-year history. It reopens in 2023 as the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. The museum’s collection spans some of the greatest moments in art through the centuries, beginning with its first acquisition, The Marina Piccola, Capri, 1859, by Albert Bierstadt. This was both the first painting and the first work gifted by an artist to enter the museum’s collection. Impressionism and post- Impressionism are well represented, with works by leading 19th-century European artists including Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh. Cubism, Surrealism, Constructivism and other movements from the revolutionary early years of the 20th century come to life through significant works by Georges Braque, André Derain, Frida Kahlo, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Piet Mondrian, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso and Aleksandr Rodchenko.

With nearly 400 pages, this new collection handbook presents over 330 works by 265 artists, and will be the Buffalo AKG’s premier souvenir publication for museum visitors and art lovers alike.

Author biographies

Cathleen Chaffee PhD is Charles Balbach Chief Curator at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Pam Hatley is head of Publications & Digital Experience at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Holly E. Hughes is Godin-Spaulding Senior Curator for the Collection at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Janne Sirén is the Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum

Table of Contents

Preface by Cathleen Chaffee and Holly E. Hughes
Revolutions: The Buffalo AKG Art Museum and Its Collection by Janne Sirén
Artists and works
Image Credits