Modern Masters Gallery Policies

Here are visitor tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your visit to the temporary exhibition. Thank you for your interest in Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery!

  1. Your exhibition ticket is good for one-time entry into the exhibition. Re-entry to the exhibition will not be permitted once you have exited into the gift shop.
  2. There are no restrooms inside the Modern Masters galleries. Please visit a restroom, located on every floor of the museum, prior to entering the exhibition. Family restrooms are located on LL, 1, 2 and 3 of the Hamilton Building.
  3. Please note that backpacks (when worn on the back) regardless of size are not permitted. If your bag is small enough to be carried under the arm or in the front of the body, you will be allowed to bring it in.   All bags, including purses, must be smaller than 13” x 17” x 8”.  Oversized bags and backpacks should be stored in a locker.
  4. If you are visiting with a toddler or baby, please note that baby backpacks cannot be taken into the Modern Masters exhibit but are allowed in the permanent galleries.  Lockers are available to stow oversized packages and backpacks.
  5. You may use regular strollers and double-long strollers inside the galleries. However, for the safety of both visitors and the artwork on display, double-wide strollers are not permitted in the exhibition.  If you would like to borrow a stroller during your visit, please ask at a welcome center. Strollers are available on a first come, first served basis.
  6. Please refrain from sketching in Modern Masters.  If you are interested in taking notes, please bring a pencil. Pens are not permitted in the galleries.
  7. Please don’t take photos in Modern Masters. Due to lending and artist rights agreements, no photography of any kind is permitted. Visitors who fail to comply with this policy may be asked to leave the gallery spaces; no refunds will be given. 
  8. Cell phone use is allowed (remember: no photography). If you are talking on your cell phone, please be mindful not to disrupt others’ enjoyment of the exhibition.
  9. Food and drink is prohibited inside the exhibition; however, there is a café located in the main lobby if you are looking for a snack before or after your visit to the exhibition. 
  10. Please refrain from chewing gum in the exhibition space.
  11. Wheelchairs are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis at a welcome center. There are no restrictions on wheelchairs.
  12. There is a self-service coat and lockers area available to visitors. Lockers are free, but you need a quarter to access them. The quarter is returned upon departure.

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Image credit: Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997), Head—Red and Yellow, 1962. Oil on canvas; 48 x 48 in. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1962. © 2014 Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photograph by Tom Loonan.