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Art Activities and Classes Upcoming Art Activities and Classes for Adults

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Art Classes for Adults

Adults of all levels of experience are invited to sign up for art classes inspired by our special exhibitions and collection. 

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Drop-In Art Activities

Guests of all ages are invited to join our free Drop-In Art Activities on the first Friday of every month as part of M&T FIRST FRIDAYS.

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Veterans discussing Pablo Picasso's Nude Figure

Veterans Connecting through Art

Veterans are invited to explore the museum’s collection through discussion and artmaking. 

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Lectures and Talks Upcoming Lectures and Talks

Artist Jaume Plensa gives a talk in the Auditorium

Artist Talks

Artists with works in our collection and who participate in our AK Public Art Initiative often give talks in our Auditorium.

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Janne Sirén, Cathleen Chaffee, and Joe Lin-Hill with Nancy Rubins’s Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Monochrome I, Built to Live Anywhere, at Home Here, 2010–11

Director's Lecture Series

The Director's Lecture Series is an annual series of six lectures that provide a unique opportunity to learn about a particular topic.

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Voices in Contemporary Art Lecture Series with Mark Bradford in the Auditorium

Voices in Contemporary Art Lecture Series

In this series, contemporary artists exhibiting at the Albright-Knox share details about their process, presentation, and inspiration.

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Music and Performances Upcoming Music and Performances

Slavic Soul Party! plays on stage in the Auditorium

Art of Jazz

The Albright-Knox’s Art of Jazz series has been bringing the world’s best jazz artists to Buffalo for more than 15 years.

Art of Jazz 2016–2017
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Buffalo Chamber Players posing with their instruments

Buffalo Chamber Players at the AK

The Albright-Knox’s resident music ensemble presents an annual series of four concerts and performs during other events.

Buffalo Chamber Players 2016–2017
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Guests enjoy live jazz music in AK Cafe

Jazz and Happy Hour

Join us for live jazz music every first Friday of the month as part of M&T FIRST FRIDAYS.

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Tours Upcoming Tours

Curator Holly E. Hughes leads a gallery talk of For the Love of Things: Still Life

Gallery Talks

Join our curators for in-depth talks about our special exhibitions.

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Docent Kate Soudant leads a tour of Monet and the Impressionist Revolution

Public Tours

Guests of all ages are invited to join our public tours led by Albright-Knox–trained docents every Thursday through Sunday.

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Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator Teri Fallesen (left) leads a Verbal Description Sensory Tour of the special exhibition For the Love of Things: Still Life

Verbal Description Sensory Tours

Our free Verbal Description Sensory Tours welcome adults who are blind or partially sighted to engage with our collection and special exhibitions.

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    Albright-Knox Members at the Professional level and above receive invitations to quarterly After Hours @ AK events, with behind-the-scenes insights and access.

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