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Programs for Veterans and Military Families

Adult men and women sit around tables in the classroom working on an art activity
Photograph by Tom Loonan

The Albright-Knox is a Blue Star Museum and welcomes veterans and active military servicemembers and their families to connect with exhibitions, programs, and events. The museum offers free admission for active-duty U.S. and Canadian Armed Services personnel and their families, and discounted $11 admission for veterans.

In addition to free and reduced admission, we offer programming specifically for the veteran and military communities. Vets AK offers veterans, and their spouses or caregivers, opportunities to engage in group conversation in the galleries followed by a hands-on artmaking experience. Blue Star Family Workshops connect military families through gallery activities and artmaking for all ages. 

Sessions take place on the first Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm. Tours change monthly and are structured for adult or family groups, as noted below. Space is limited and advance registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Access & Community Programs Coordinator Karen Duval at 716.270.8249 or

2019 Programs

Vets AK (Ages 18 and Up)

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 2–4 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 2–4 pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2–4 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2–4 pm
Saturday, July 6, 2019, 2–4 pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 2–4 pm
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 2–4 pm
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 2–4 pm

Blue Star Family Workshops (All Ages)

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 2–4 pm
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 12–2 pm

Please note: Vets AK and Blue Star Family Workshops will take place at Veterans One-stop Center of WNY November 2019–January 2020. These programs will resume at Albright-Knox Northland in February 2020.

Program Sponsors

Vets AK and Blue Star Family Workshops are made possible through the generous support of the James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc. Endowment; National Fuel; and an anonymous donor.

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