At the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, we support art and ideas that are urgent and relevant to our time and place. We advance 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. We are committed to presenting thought-provoking art and stimulating programs for the UB community, and the people of Buffalo.
UB Art Galleries opened in 1994 as part of the university’s brand-new Center for the Arts, which was conceived as a physical home for UB’s various art disciplines. Exhibitions in the galleries were temporary and typically featured contemporary art.
Today, the Center for the Arts is a thriving hub for the arts at UB. Learn more about the Center for the Arts
The Center for the Arts was designed by Gwathmey and Siegel Associates Architects and you can read more about the CFA building
The building at 1 Martha Jackson Place was originally a Buffalo Public School, and later was purchased by gallerist David K. Anderson. Anderson studied business at UB and went on to work for his mother, venerated New York City gallerist Martha Jackson (1907–1969). With the intention of designing and building a gallery of his own, Anderson set about converting the school into a state-of-the-art exhibition space. The Anderson Gallery opened to the public as a commercial gallery in 1991 and operated it until 2000, when Anderson donated it to UB along with a collection of 1,200 works of art and extensive archives from the Martha Jackson and David Anderson Galleries, as well as a trust to assist with exhibition and gallery operations.
Anderson had a passion for design. He loved arches and round corners, which you can see throughout the interior of UB Anderson Gallery. He even designed his own font which you can see in use in signage today.
With the gift from David Anderson in 2000 the UB Art Galleries grew into an organization with two locations and a collection of world class art. Over the years we have added to our collection and continue to deliver our exhibitions program in order to build and share a rich resource for UB students and faculty, as well as our city and region.
Anna Wager, Ph.D.
Curator of Exhibitions
Exhibitions & Collections Preparator
Marketing and Communications Manager
Cravens Teaching Assistant
We’re dedicated to being a teaching museum and we offer internships for credit. For more information on internships at UB Art Galleries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and indicate a department or area you’re interested in.
We hire work studies and student assistants typically in line with academic semesters. Please email email@example.com for more information.