The Art History, Visual Studies and the Critical Museum Studies programs are committed to exploring the visual arts (painting, sculpture, performance art, graphic arts, architecture, photography and decorative arts) and today’s broad and immersive visual world as tools for exploring and decoding culture.
The Art Research Library within the Department of Art contains a slide collection of approximately
The ARL includes common images used in Art History curricula across the country, and unique, highly valuable images such as
The ARL also houses:
Buffalo and Western NY are fortunate to have a number of large institutional museums and galleries along with private commercial showcases for art.