Arts and Culture

Making the World a Richer Place

What does it mean to be a human being in today’s global society? How do we define ourselves and determine our place in the world? Where can we discover common ground while celebrating our differences? These are some of the thought-provoking questions that fuel our curiosity, and ultimately bring us closer together as a community.

Here Is How We Deepen Our Understanding

At UB, we strive to bolster our well-earned reputation for excellence in the visual and performing arts, including music and dance. We cherish our role as stewards of priceless literary treasures such as the world-renowned James Joyce Collection. And we recognize that the impact of art and culture extends far beyond the edges of the stage or gallery walls.

Here, we educate and inspire the next generation of anthropologists, philosophers and historians. We ask ambitious questions about who we are, where we came from, and what our identity means—especially in an increasingly digital world. Now, your support will allow us to further broaden our quest, and expand our considerable contributions to society.

Image of the 2020 first year MFA candidates joint exhibition curated by Tina Rivers Ryan.