Arts and Culture

News about UB’s arts and humanities programs and related events. (see all topics)


An exhibition co-curated by a UB art historian, and a new book she has co-authored titled “Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective,” features profiles of 45 female designers, artists and architects who carried the Bauhaus message to a global audience.


The entrepreneurs recently took home third-place prizes in a statewide business plan competition.


From fleeing Nazis to today’s asylum seekers, the work touches on war and other atrocities but its main focuses is rescue and resilience.


Paul Vanouse, UB professor of art and director of the Coalesce Center for Biological Art, received the Golden Nica award in the Artificial Intelligence and Life Art category of the 2019 Prix Ars Electronica for his interactive work "Labor."


The University at Buffalo Coalesce Center for Biological Art has received an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to enhance the center’s BioArt in the Public Sphere program. 


UB’s Creative Arts Initiative will present the boundary-defying voice-and-piano Hayley-Laufer Duo on May 18 in a concert performance that features the world premieres of compositions from five revolutionary contributors.


Indeterminacy Festival 2019 will explore eras of geologic time and ways in which gravitational and electromagnetic waves serve as communicators between past, present and future.


New degree and certificate programs are coming to the UB College of Arts and Sciences. UB’s Department of Jewish Thought will soon launch its master’s program; the Sociology department now has a bachelor’s degree in criminology; and an Advanced Certificate in Sustainability is offered through the Graduate Interdisciplinary Degree Program.


Peggy O’Brien, founding director of education at the Folger Shakespeare Library and an international expert on the teaching of Shakespeare, will present a workshop at UB on April 26 as part of the UB English department’s contribution to the campus-wide Discovery Week.


A new book by UB's Cecil Foster looks at the role that sleeping car porters, through their diligence and activism, played in helping to amend immigration policy and secure civil rights for a marginalized population.