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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The Western New York Book Arts Center promotes greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community. The Western New York Book Arts Center features a letterpress and screenprinting studio, a gallery, a working museum, and a boutique.
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Since its formal opening on July 25, 1974, Artpark has successfully forged a new role for the arts in leisure. Artpark is unique as a public park and as a space for art. There is nothing like it - anywhere.
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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.
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The AKAG's 150-year tradition of collecting, conserving, and exhibiting the art of its time has given rise to one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections. The museum has continued to add cutting-edge contemporary art to its Collection.
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Shea's Performing Arts Center (originally Shea's Buffalo) is a theater for touring Broadway musicals and special events in Buffalo, New York. Originally called Shea's Buffalo, it was opened in 1926 to show silent movies. It took one year to build the entire theatre. Shea's boasts one of the few theater organs in the US that is still in operation in the theater for which it was designed.