University at Buffalo
Department of

Art

Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Graduate Resources

Students utilize the extraordinary resources in the University at Buffalo’s comprehensive research facility as well as the culturally rich city of Buffalo, and the greater area of Western New York and southern Ontario, including Toronto.

The SUNY library system is one of the largest in the country and UB is also graced by the Poetry Center, one of the finest archives of the avant-garde in the world, including everything from the papers of James Joyce to paintings by Jess.

We offer a range of programs in cooperation with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, that has one of  the finest Modern and Contemporary collections in the United States. Besides the Albright-Knox, the vibrant Buffalo art scene includes CEPA, Big Orbit, Hallwalls, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Squeaky Wheel, the WNY Book Arts Center, Burchfield-Penney, and the University at Buffalo Art Galleries. Additionally, the City of Buffalo is home to some of the greatest modern architecture in the world, including major works by H. H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and Eero Saarinen. Frederick Law Olmstead designed much of the city’s layout.