Planned Giving

Building the Future of Buffalo’s Art

For more than 150 years, the Buffalo AKG Art Museum has been devoted to collecting and sharing the art of our time. As home to many of the world’s greatest treasures of modern and contemporary art, it is a tremendous source of pride for the Buffalo Niagara region. As an invaluable resource for the area and a beacon of national and international importance in the art world, the Buffalo AKG has attained this status only through the forethought of some of our most farsighted supporters.

Our expanded campus, scheduled to reopen in the first half of 2023, will be a resource to all in our community and will serve generations of visitors to come.

Planning to Support the Buffalo AKG

Planned giving is for everyone, regardless of means or age; the ways to give are as numerous and creative as those who choose to employ them. A gift can be as simple as including the museum in your will or naming it as the beneficiary of an IRA, or as intricately crafted as a trust. In addition to providing crucial support to sustain the Buffalo AKG as a cutting-edge institution, each gift type provides distinct benefits to the donor, including tax advantages and even income during your lifetime.

Planned Giving Options

Gifts can take many different forms; the list above is not exhaustive. We welcome the opportunity to begin a conversation about your unique situation and philanthropic goals. Please contact the Advancement Office at 716.270.8237 or

If you have provided for the Buffalo AKG through your estate, please let us know so we may include you in the John J. Albright Society. Members enjoy communication, events, and recognition.

Please note: You are encouraged to consult your legal representative or tax advisor regarding your personal circumstances. The Buffalo AKG does not provide tax or legal advice, but welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your professional advisors.