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M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERYOn the first Friday of every month—from 10 am to 10 pm—admission to part of the museum and select events are free for everyone. Certain events are available for a fee. Admission to special exhibitions is Pay What You Wish.

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Friday, September 6: Light
Friday, October 4: Shadows
Friday, November 1

The Art of Food and Drink

Art of Food and Drink programs feature tastings from local bakeries, breweries, cheesemongers, distilleries, wineries, and more.

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Kids and families are invited to come and explore our mobile ArtCart with interactive art activities throughout the museum.

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Drop-In Art Activities

Each month’s free activities are inspired by a different artwork on view. 

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Family Fun Tours

Families are invited to join our monthly Family Fun Tours. These 45-minute tours explore different themes based on works in the 1962 Building. 

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Gallery Talks

Join us for gallery talks about our special exhibitions and collection. 

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Jazz and Happy Hour

Enjoy drink specials and live jazz music in the artful setting of AK Café on the first Friday of every month.

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Public Tours

Free public tours are offered at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm on the first Friday of each month.

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Studio Art Classes for Adults

Explore different mediums in two studio art classes for adults on the first Friday of every month.

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Program Sponsors

M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY is generously sponsored by M&T Bank.
Media sponsorship is provided by Kiss 98.5. 

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