Night at the Museum (Albright-Knox)

“To make living itself an art, that is the goal.”

You know when you’re on Pinterest looking for a fitting quote for an Instagram caption? No, just me? Well I probably just took all of the depth out of that quote now but I found this quote and I really liked it. I don’t see art as just a painting or a sculpture, but it can be your life too. How you treat people, what you do, everything around you could be an art!

As a college student, I can’t really afford to travel as much as I’d like to. So, over the past year I’ve really tried to make it a goal to be a tourist in my own city. So I’m going to be creating a new category on here featuring all the cool things Buffalo has to offer and how to make the most of your stay here, whether you live here or are just visiting!

Over the weekend, my friends (s/o to Laura and Lily!) and I went to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery! A couple weeks ago I wrote about the Burchfield Penney, and this is the other awesome art gallery right across the street from the Penney. The Albright-Knox has been around since 1862, and not only is it a great gallery, but the most beautiful building. It overlooks Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park, has grand stairs perfect for running, and hosts amazing free outdoor jazz concerts over the summer. I’ve taken photos outside the Albright-Knox before and it’s one of my favorite local places. They currently have a Picasso exhibit featuring many sculptures and paintings, and it was really cool to see such famous and renowned work. I’m not a huge Picasso fan, but I appreciated the beauty and history of his work.

I also really liked their other installations and permanent art. They have a lot of really colorful paintings right now, which make a beautiful contrast to their white walls. One of our favorite things was the neon light box pictured above. It was really cool in person and when you took a photo in front of it, you were a silhouette. They also have a gorgeous cafe that we didn’t eat in this time but I have before and not only is it yummy, but the entire side of it is all windows overlooking their courtyard. I would highly recommend spending a day to walk through the gallery and eat there too! Students also get a discount!

Which one of these paintings is your favorite? 

Love, Francesca



  1. January 13, 2017 / 1:48 am

    I love visiting museums! On my recent trip to to Los Angeles, the hubby and I were able to visit 3! The Getty, LACMA and the Broad. Unfortunately the line up at the broad was too long so we couldn’t go in but it’s on my list for next time for sure!

    xoxo Rina Samantha

  2. January 13, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    That neon box is rad! You got such a cool picture with it. I think being a tourist in your own city is a great idea, I love discovering local things.

    Kathryn •

    • January 13, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks! And I agree, it’s nice seeing all your home has to offer!

  3. January 14, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Beautiful paintings! I love visiting museums 🙂

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