Buffalo has a vibrant arts scene. There are lots of galleries and museums to explore and engage with, both on the UB campus and within the city. Galleries provide professional training for graduate and undergraduate students through internships and curatorial opportunities.
UB is privileged to have two art galleries dedicated to the university’s mission for academic excellence and service to the community. Each gallery presents a year-round series of exhibitions, providing students, faculty and the broader community easy access to visiting artists, thought-provoking art exhibitions, and educational programs. In addition, UB Art Galleries provide professional training for graduate and undergraduate students through internships and curatorial opportunities. They also support faculty and student research.
The UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts has a pedagogical mission to present and interpret temporary exhibitions that examine cultural and socio-political topics informing current art practices. The Gallery also initiates programs and conferences that bring together scholars from various disciplines to discuss issues that affect cultural and social policy. The UB Art Gallery supports the creation and presentation of artworks by emerging and established artists, emphasizing interpretation of this work through scholarly publications.
The mission of the UB Anderson Gallery is education, research, and maintenance of the University’s permanent collection. Through its accessibility, the Anderson Gallery offers a rich cultural resource to scholars, regional arts communities, and the general public. The museum fulfills its educational mission by presenting exhibitions and programs in support of the curriculum, and by providing study and research opportunities. The Gallery is dedicated to collaboration between the university, cultural institutions, and the community in order to enrich our educational programs.
In 2000, collector and gallery owner David K. Anderson, son of legendary New York gallerist Martha Jackson, donated the Anderson Gallery building to UB, along with over 1,200 works of art. Home to UB’s permanent art collection, the UB Anderson Gallery is a museum that manages and exhibits the school’s visual resources and serves as a venue for scholarly exhibitions. The UB Anderson Gallery provides students with hands-on experiences in museum studies, arts administration, and anthropology, while offering faculty and graduate students curatorial opportunities.