Interview: Louis Grachos of Albright-Knox Art Gallery


Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney interviewed Louis Grachos, director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Grachos is leaving the gallery at the end of the year after a decade at the helm.

In the interview that aired on WGRZ’s Sunday Daybreak, Grachos said:

  • The No. 1 task confronting his successor will be upgrading and expanding the museum’s facilities, including the possible establishment of a satellite facility.
  • Albright-Knox owns some 8,000 pieces of art, less than 5 percent of which is on display at any given time. Hence, the need for expansion.
  • The gallery has refreshed its inventory of artwork this past decade thanks to the purchase of more than 1,100 pieces.
  • The Albright-Knox ranks among the top five modern art museums in the country.
  • Buffalo’s cultural scene ranks among the top-15 in the nation.

Click on the video above to see the condensed interview. For the complete 23-minute interview, click on the video below.

Next Sunday, Heaney interviews Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Tom Toles.