The department of Art is located in the heart of the Center for the Arts building on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus.
In 1994, the Center for the Arts was built by the celebrated and critically acclaimed architectural firm Gwathmey Siegel & Architects Associates, the very same firm responsible for the Guggenheim museum expansion and renovation as well as the recent expansion of architect Paul Rudolph’s Yale University’s Arts Complex.
The Center for the Arts is a 264,000 square foot building at the cross-axis of north campus overlooking Lake La Salle. The CFA is home to the UB art galleries, the departments of Media Studies, Theater and Dance as well as the department of Art. The benefits of having the visual and performing arts under one roof are wide ranging. Students and faculty from diverse arts disciplines mix in the classroom, studio and one of CFA’s onsite cafes and bistro.
The CFA is central. We are located a just a short walk from the student union as well as our friends in the School of Engineering, Biological Sciences and the Oscar A. Silverman Library and Lockwood Memorial Library.