The Albright-Knox Art Gallery will break ground on a major conservation and restoration of its historic staircase and announce a major grant award to execute the project. Louis Grachos, Director Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be joined by Mark Thomas, Western District Director, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Cristina Orsi, Western New York Regional Director, Empire State Development Corporation Wednesday morning at 10 AM to detail the effort.
Since the Gallery’s 1905 Albright building was completed more than 100 years ago, its grand staircase has deteriorated and sustained damage to the stair treads, cheek walls and underlying foundation. Water infiltration is a cause of ongoing corrosion, which further accelerates the rate of deterioration and exacerbates the damage over time, making the conservation work that will be done this summer, essential and urgent.
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