Albright-Knox Northland:  Albright-Knox Northland

Exterior of a large brick building

From January 2020 through June 2022, the museum operated Albright-Knox Northland, a refurbished manufacturing facility in the Northland Corridor on Buffalo's East Side, in order to continue to engage communities across Western New York while the main campus was closed for construction. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Albright-Knox Northland was the site of six dynamic exhibitions, each of which provided new pathways for visitors to engage with art and creativity that would not have been possible on the museum's Elmwood Avenue campus. Explore these exhibitions below.

In These Truths

February 19 – June 5, 2022

In These Truths is an exhibition of works by Black cultural producers, co-curated by two of Buffalo’s most influential, charismatic, and insightful artists, Edreys Wajed and Aitina Fareed-Cooke, in collaboration with Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott. 

In the background are several paintings on walls and three sculptures on three pedestals. In the foreground are an abstract sculpture on a low pedestal and a black and white photograph.

Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art

October 16, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art brings together a diverse group of seventeen artists and collectives who creatively reimagine the digital tools that shape our lives.

Installation view of three artworks: one with seven colorful banners hanging from the ceiling, one with a tv screen on a wall and two pieces of AV equipment in front of it, and one with two computers on desks in front of a wall with flower patterned wallpaper and two paintings of Black men

Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color

June 26, 2021 – September 12, 2021

Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color is the largest exhibition of work by this artist, performer, and beloved children’s book author ever assembled, and will be accompanied by a series of artist residencies. 

Installation view of colorful works on white walls in an industrial building

Comunidades Visibles: The Materiality of Migration

February 12, 2021 – May 16, 2021

Comunidades Visibles (Visible Communities): The Materiality of Migration brings together artworks by first- or second-generation immigrant Latinx artists who celebrate their communities and interrogate the materials and stories that form their foundations.

An installation of several sculptures and wall hangings in a large industrial building

Swoon: Seven Contemplations

September 26, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Swoon: Seven Contemplations has transformed Albright-Knox Northland into an open and meditative environment featuring a number of the artist's large-scale sculptural installations as well as her first stop-motion animation video.

Installation view of several large sculptures, including a tree made from fabric in the foreground

Open House: Domestic Thresholds by Heather Hart, Edra Soto, and Rodney Taylor

January 17, 2020 – March 8, 2020

This first exhibition at Albright-Knox Northland features work by Heather Hart, Edra Soto, and Rodney Taylor that explores how people build connections to others both inside and outside the walls of those structures we call home. 

A large industrial building with a large rooftop built inside of it

Sponsor

Albright-Knox Northland is supported by M&T Bank.

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  • A large mural featuring black linework on a large exterior white wall

    Shantell Martin's Dance Everyday

    Check out Shantell Martin's Public Art Initiative mural Dance Everyday, 2017, nearby at 537 East Delavan Avenue.