Cultural Institutions

From performers and technicians to artists, educators and advocates, passionate people form the heart of our creative community. The College's cultural institutions offer a look into our collaborative, diverse and creative community.

The Center for the Arts is where art is made and experienced at the University at Buffalo. Though we host events and exhibitions throughout the year, we’re more than a performance space. We’re an arts hub, where UB student and faculty artists and performers can find inspiration, education and community.

The museum houses collections of North American archaeology including ceramics, lithic and bone artifacts, in addition to a collection of ethnographic and biological materials. Our purpose is to continue its established functions such as processing and storing the extensive archaeological collections, providing research materials for projects and requests for teaching demonstrations.

Slee Hall, connected to Baird Hall as part of the North Campus Academic Spine, plays a crucial role in the creation and presentation of music at the University at Buffalo. In addition to being the home of the Computer Music Studios, Slee Hall contains the 670-seat Lippes Concert Hall, a beautiful venue with a variable acoustical structure, which serves as the home to a number of notable concert series.

The UB Art Galleries support art and ideas that are urgent and relevant to our time and place - advancing art as both inquiry and creative practice available to everyone. Across our two locations we provide opportunities to experience and research art through our exhibitions program and collection presenting thought-provoking art and stimulating programs for the UB community, and the people of Buffalo.