Our Collections

In addition to our Fine Art Collection, the Buffalo AKG Art Museum also cares for and manages our Digital Assets Collection, Library Collection, and Museum Archives and Special Collections.

Fine Art Collection

The Buffalo AKG Art Museum’s more than 150-year tradition of collecting, conserving, and exhibiting the art of its time has given rise to one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of modern and contemporary art.

Digital Assets Collection

The Buffalo AKG Art Museum currently cares for and manages an ever-growing collection of more than 200,000 born-digital and digitized assets in various formats. These Digital Assets represent the history of the museum and document its collections, exhibitions, events, and leaders.

Library Collection

The G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library preserves resources that reflect the museum’s permanent holdings. It has more than 53,000 titles, as well as several special resources and collections. Due to our building of the future Buffalo AKG Art Museum, we are not able to make appointments for use of the Library or field reference questions at this time. 

Museum Archives and Special Collections

The Buffalo AKG Art Museum’s Archives and Special Collections include the official records of the museum’s governing body, The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, as well as special collections of archival material, including the Natalie and Irving Forman Papers and Clyfford Still Photo-Documentation.