Arts Education

The University at Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative is revitalizing UB's pioneering tradition creative disciplines and to foster opportunities for students to engage great art and interact with artists at the top of their fields.

“This course is deliberately designed to put students in direct contact with artists and arts organizations in a very topical way. Each semester will be very different based on what’s happening in Western New York.”  — David Felder

 

The purpose of Arts One is to introduce students to a wide range of artistic performance and creative activity. In the Fall the course is offered through the English department; in the Spring it is offered through the Music department.

CAI brings artists and performers of the highest caliber to UB for residencies, during which they conceptualize and create and/or perform new work while creatively interacting with faculty, students and Buffalo arts organizations.

Buffalo’s arts community has deep roots, wide impact, and a unique regional sense of identity. Here are a few of our cultural institutions:

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With four galleries of changing exhibits and events, multimedia public art installations, arts education programs, and an open-access darkroom and digital photo lab, CEPA creates a vibrant presence in the heart of downtown Buffalo.
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The Burchfield Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo, Niagara and Western New York. Through our affiliation with SUNY Buffalo State, we encourage learning and celebrate our richly creative and diverse community.
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Each year El Museo presents professionally curated exhibitions of contemporary fine art of emerging, mid-career, and established regional, national, and international artists of color who make a unique contribution to the visual arts through their sculptures, photographs, paintings, and installations.
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echo Art Fair, a juried fine art exposition, connects experienced collectors and first-time buyers with emerging and established local, regional and international artists in a centralized and creative environment. It provides fine art enthusiasts—at all levels—an opportunity to learn more about collecting and/or experiencing art.
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The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc. provides a resident, professional, major symphony orchestra of artistic excellence and integrity to enrich the quality of life in Western New York through the presentation of live symphonic music and other musical events which educate and entertain the broadest possible audiences within and beyond the Western New York region.