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Jeffrey Gundlach, the billionaire investment manager whose $42.5 million contribution to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's expansion efforts stunned the city this week, left Buffalo behind at a depressing time in the city's history. After he departed for Los Angeles in 1983, the image of a city mired in defeat remained fixed in Gundlach's mind for decades, like a snow globe…

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The Office for Metropolitan Architecture, a buzzworthy firm responsible for designing one of the most controversial buildings of the 21st century, has been chosen to design the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s first major expansion in more than 50 years. The selection of the firm, specifically OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu and his team of New York City-based architects, was …

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery officials expect to choose an architectural firm to design the museum’s first major expansion in more than 50 years by mid-April.That was the highlight of the gallery’s annual meeting Wednesday night and of a letter the gallery sent to its 7,550 members this week updating them on the progress of a long-germinating expansion project announced a yea…

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At Hydraulic Hearth, the new Swan Street restaurant across from Larkin Square, there are bar stools set at a pizza bar, where diners can watch pizzas being baked in the gleaming white brick oven. When Chef Rick Gazzo finds himself explaining the restaurant to customers, he sometimes puts it this way: “We are a pizzeria, but we are not an Italian restaurant. We have meatbal…

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In preparation for a potential renovation and expansion project, Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced dates for four public meetings in November and December in venues throughout Erie County.The first public meeting will be held Nov. 5 in Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, followed by meetings in the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, 450 Masten Ave., on …

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Every year, the the Albright-Knox Art Gallery releases an annual report including a summary of the year's events, exhibitions, activities and acquisitions . This year, the gallery has packaged some of that report's contents in a video. Here it is, narrated by deputy by various members of the gallery staff including director Janne Sirén: [bn_youtube id="Ojg7KqddLgU"] The …

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It’s official: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is gearing up for a major expansion. During the gallery’s annual members’ meeting Wednesday night, the 152-year-old institution announced plans to hold a series of meetings with its members and the public to help determine the size and scope of its eventual growth. According to a gallery member who was present at the meeting, …

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Anselm Kiefer has a thing for ruins. And the acclaimed German painter, who visited Albright-Knox Art Gallery yesterday for a rare public appearance on this continent, found plenty of ruins to revel in during his brief time here. Before the talk, Kiefer took an escorted trip through Silo City, the post-industrial complex of grain elevators and rusting structures that has …

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Pizza is the heart of the draft menu at Hydraulic Hearth, the restaurant that Harry Zemsky is working on opening at Larkinville this summer. There's a dozen listed, topped with everything from rabbit ragu to tomatoes and lemon zest. Offered in two sizes, they run from $13-$24. There's local shout-outs, including a Buffalo chicken number, and one topped with sausage from S…