BUFFALO, N.Y.- The Albright-Knox Art Gallery held the first of four public meetings regarding the future of the gallery Wednesday night at Kleinhans Music hall.
Most people at the meeting agreed the gallery is in need of restoration and renovation, specifically a need for more space to accommodate the gallery's many pieces.
"We have one of the finest collections of art in the world. Among 60,000 museums globally we rank top tier. Top 20 of modern and contemporary in the world. That's the same thing as saying the Buffalo Bills win every game and the Sabres win the Stanley cup," Dr. Janne Sirén, Gallery Director said. "We are able to display of that collection less than three percent, only 200 works out of about 7,000."
The gallery hasn't added prime exhibition space in more than 50 years.