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Poloncarz, Sirén announce free admission week at Albright-Knox

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Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:25 pm

Gallery expresses gratitude to county residents with free admission April 17-23

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Albright-Knox Art Gallery Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén and art enthusiasts at the gallery to announce the return of free admission week for all Erie County residents. The week is a popular way for the gallery to express its gratitude to Erie County residents and drew thousands of art enthusiasts and explorers.

Free admission week 2016 will be held from Sunday, April 17, through Saturday, April 23.

"Erie County and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery enjoy a special and invigorated relationship, with a world-class art collection showcased in these halls and with public art installations around the county growing and incubating a new appreciation for art in all its forms," Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said. "This is a unique partnership and we are blessed to have an institution such as the gallery here in Erie County. I encourage residents to visit the gallery during free admission week and enjoy close-up encounters with some of the world's most treasured artworks. By working together, we are enriching our region and showing the world what we are capable of."

"The Albright-Knox is a hub of creative energies and a vibrant cultural resource for the residents of Erie County," Sirén added. "This museum enables people from all walks of life to connect with amazing artworks that define our common humanity.

"We treat our role as a place of community engagement and learning with the utmost respect and sincerity. What we do at the Albright-Knox is made possible by Erie County residents, and we are most grateful for the public and private support we receive."

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

For more information on the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, visit www.albrightknox.org.

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