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Programs for Veterans and Military Families

Albright-Knox Northland is a Blue Star Museum and welcomes veterans and active military servicemembers and their families to connect with exhibitions and events. We offer free admission for active-duty U.S. and Canadian Armed Services personnel and their families and Pay-What-You-Wish admission for veterans.

We offer programming specifically for the veteran and military communities at Albright-Knox Northland. Vets AK offers veterans, and their spouses or caregivers, opportunities to engage in group conversation in the exhibition space followed by a hands-on artmaking experience. Blue Star Family Workshops connect military families through exhibition-related activities and artmaking for all ages. 

In order to ensure a safe and socially distant environment for our staff and visitors, programs for veterans and military families will be offered virtually while we continue to gather information on the status of the pandemic. Virtual programs are structured for adult or family groups, as noted below. As with in-person programs, places are 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

Veterans tour Open House: Domestic Thresholds by Heather Hart, Edra Soto, and Rodney Taylor at Albright-Knox Northland as part of the Vets AK program on February 1, 2020. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Veterans make art at Albright-Knox Northland as part of the Vets AK program on February 1, 2020. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Upcoming Virtual Programs

Vets AK (Ages 18 and Up)

Friday, September 18, 2020, 10–11:30 am

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:45–8 pm
Presented with the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

Friday, October 16, 2020, 10–11:30 am

Friday, November 20, 2020, 10–11:30 am

Friday, December 18, 2020, 10–11:30 am

Blue Star Family Workshops (All Ages)

No upcoming events scheduled at this time. Please check back.

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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