The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's 150-year tradition of collecting, conserving, and exhibiting the art of its time has given rise to one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections. Thomas Hoving, art historian and former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, said that "the Albright-Knox Art Gallery should be on everyone’s list to see, for it’s an overwhelming art experience. Small, intimate, and seductive, the museum has one of the most thumping modern and contemporary collections in the world."
Fourteenth Annual International Water Color exhibition
“Exhibition consists of approximately one hundred and fifty water colors and drawings by American and foreign artists chosen from the exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago" (The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy Notes)
The second largest day in attendance in the Gallery's history was reached December 9, 1962, when over 27,000 visitors came not only to take advantage of the last day of the Andrew Wyeth Exhibition but also to view the elegant Christmas tree which went on view on that day, to hear a special Christmas concert, to attend a reception for new members, and to take advantage of the new Children's Room, a project of the Junior Group.
Gifts to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery from A. Conger Goodyear
In recognition of a half-century of devotion to the Gallery, an exhibition of the gifts of A. Conger Goodyear was opened to members on December 14 and remained on view through January 6. This exhibition, made up of 103 of the 232 outstanding paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints presented to the Gallery by A. Conger Goodyear, revealed the significant role General Goodyear has played in the growth and direction of the Gallery's collection. it had been fifty years since General Goodyear's election to The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, and he continues to be one of our most generous and far-sighted benefactors.