University at Buffalo
Department of


Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Buffalo, A World Class Art City

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Located in the upper west of New York State, Buffalo stands at the crossroads between Canada and the US, the East and the Midwest. Long a technological and industrial powerhouse (Buffalo was the world’s first electrified city), its great wealth supported what is arguably the finest small museum in the world, The Albright Knox Art Gallery, as well as architectural masterworks by H. H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House and Eero Saarinen’s Kleinhans Music Hall. Frederick Law Olmsted and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy landscaped much of the city. Today, Buffalo is reinventing itself as haven of the arts, and its many arts non-profits ensure one of the most lively cultural scenes in the nation, boasting nine museums, a symphony, opera, multiple theaters and theater festivals, and fourteen colleges and universities—not to mention Niagara Falls.

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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