Every first Friday of the month, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery comes alive with a litany of activities and performances, many of which are free. More often than not, the event series coincides with a timely occasion. For example, this month the gallery will take part in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The all-day affair includes a toddler art class (lead image), drop-in art activities, an artist’s talk, a jazz and happy hour, and a special performance by Savannah and the Kings.
M&T First Fridays at The Gallery
Friday, October 7, 2016, 10 am–10 pm
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, our M&T FIRST FRIDAYS tours and art activities on October 7 will focus on a work by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
10 am–noon Drop-In Art Activity (FREE)
11–11:45 am Family Fun Tour (FREE)
12:30–1:30 pm Toddler Art Class (Ages 3–4) – $10 general admission / FREE for Members
1–3 pm Studio Art Class for Adults – $10 general admission / FREE for Members
1:30–2:30 pm Public Tour (FREE)
4–5 pm “What’s Your Vision?” Tour (FREE)
4–6 pm Drop-In Art Activity (FREE)
5:30–7:30 pm Jazz and Happy Hour – Featuring music by Bill Bates and Bob White
6–7 pm Artist Talk: Joan Linder (FREE)
Joan Linder will discuss her process and her exhibition Joan Linder: Operation Sunshine (on view through October 30). Operation Sunshine highlights Linder’s most recent body of work, which explores toxic waste sites in Buffalo, Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls, New York, and the documents related to such precarious properties.
6:30–7 pm Gallery Talk: Defining Sculpture (FREE)
7:30–8 pm Gallery Talk: Defining Sculpture (FREE)
7:30–9:30 pm Studio Art Class for Adults – $10 general admission / FREE for Members
8–9 pm Performance: Savannah and the Kings (FREE)
8:30–9:30 pm The Art of Food and Drink: Local Sweets and Treats – $10 general admission / $5 for Members
9–10 pm College Night: Late Night Art Activity (FREE)
Become an AK Member during any M&T FIRST FRIDAY and receive a 20% discount on your membership!
M&T FIRST FRIDAYS art classes and events are FREE for AK Members.