M&T FIRST FRIDAYS

Rendering of the Jeffrey E. Gundlach Building and the Great Lawn. 

 

First Friday of every month beginning September 2023 
10 am–8 pm 
Museum-wide 

Every first Friday of the month, the community is invited to attend a special day at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, filled with interactive art events and activities inspired by our exhibitions and the works on view. There’s something for everyone! The line-up includes tours, classes, live music, talks, and hands-on activities. Many of the activities and tours are free.  
 
Explore the entire museum! Free Drop-In Art Activities and paid classes take place in our studios. Artist Demonstrations and other fun surprises take place in our Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Town Square. Drawing in Galleries moves throughout the museum, allowing visitors to see different works on view each month. 
 
Hear from our community! Community Insights invites local folks to share how their work relates to the art on view. This provides a new way to see how modern and contemporary art relate to our present moment in Western New York. Join us for curator and docent-led tours of our exhibitions and permanent collection. 
 
Experience something new! Each month offers a changing array of music, talks, performance, and film throughout the museum. Listen to live music at our Sculpture Bar. Enjoy performances from local dance troupes and learn a few moves yourself! Hear conversations between artists, curators, and others in our Standford and Judy Lipsey Auditorium. Connect to the art on view through film and enjoy new and classic releases.  
 
Admission to the Jeffery E. Gundlach and Robert and Elisabeth Wilmers Buildings is Pay What You Wish. Admission to the Seymour H. Knox building is always free. 

Sponsor

M&T FIRST FRIDAYS is generously sponsored by M&T Bank.
M&T Bank Logo in green font