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M&T First Fridays @ The Gallery – New

Every first Friday of the month, the community is invited to attend a special day at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, filled with all sorts of interactive art events and activities. There’s something for everyone, including kids. The line-up features tours, art exhibits, classes, live music, talks, hands-on activities, food and drink, and lots of surprises along the way. Admission is free, and many of the activities and tours are free (see below). The next M&T First Fridays at The Gallery takes place on January 4, from 10am until 10pm. Also, see current exhibits.

Drop-In Art Activity

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 10 am – 12 pm

FREE

Education Classrooms

Artists of all ages are invited to participate in a free artmaking activity inspired by works on view in the museum.

Family Fun Tour

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 11 am – 11:45 am

FREE

Meet at the Information Desk

This family-oriented tour of works in the 1962 Building will explore a different theme each month.

Registration – Space is limited to 20 participants. To reserve your spot, please register online, call 716.270.8292, or sign up at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk.

ArtCart—We the People: New Art from the Collection

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 12 pm – 1:30 pm

FREE with Pay What You Wish admission

FREE for Members

1905 Building

Come and explore The AK’s mobile ArtCart with interactive art activities for kids and families in We the People: New Art from the Collection. Whether creating paintings or videos, sculptures or photographs, the artists in this exhibition are interested in how we define our identities, form our communities, and confront the various forces that shape our lives.

Studio Art Class for Adults: Objective Painting with Chiaroscuro

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 1 pm – 3 pm

$15 general admission

$5 for Members

Education Classrooms

Adults of all levels of experience are invited to sign up for The AK’s Studio Art Classes for Adults on the first Friday of every month. This class will focus on objective painting with chiaroscuro.

Space is limited; registration and pre-payment are required. Please register online, call 716.270.8292, or sign up at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk.

Public Tour

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

FREE

Meet at the Information Desk

Public tours are led by Albright-Knox–trained docents and are free on the first Friday of each month as part of M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY.

“What’s Your Vision?” Tour

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE

Meet at the Information Desk

This one-hour tour led by an Albright-Knox–trained docent encourages participants to “read” four works of art from their own perspectives.

Drop-In Art Activity

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 5 pm – 7 pm

FREE

Education Classrooms

Artists of all ages are invited to participate in a free artmaking activity inspired by works on view in the museum.

Jazz and Happy Hour

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

AK Café 

Enjoy drink specials and live jazz music by Doug Yeomans and Sue Kincaid in the artful setting of AK Café.

Gallery Talk—We the People: New Art from the Collection

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 6 pm – 6:30 pm

FREE with Pay What You Wish admission

FREE for Members

1905 Building

Join The AKG for a discussion of the special exhibition We the People: New Art from the Collection. Whether creating paintings or videos, sculptures or photographs, the artists in this exhibition are interested in how we define our identities, form our communities, and confront the various forces that shape our lives. The featured works are all new additions to the museum’s collection and most have never before been on view at the Albright-Knox.

Performance: Baila Salsa Dance Company

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 7:30 pm

FREE

Auditorium

Dance your way into the New Year with a performance and lesson from Baila Salsa Dance Company. Co-founders Calvin Rice and Fanny Olaya have been dancing and teaching salsa together since 2008. Lead image: Photograph by Tom Loonan

Studio Art Class for Adults: Objective Painting with Chiaroscuro

Friday, January 4, 2019 ● 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

$15 general admission

$5 for Members

Education Classrooms

Adults of all levels of experience are invited to sign up for the Studio Art Classes for Adults on the first Friday of every month. This class will focus on objective painting with chiaroscuro.

Space is limited; registration and pre-payment are required. Please register online, call 716.270.8292, or sign up at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk.


To learn more, visit The AK.

M&T First Fridays @ The Gallery – On the first Friday of every month, from 10 am to 10 pm, admission to part of the museum and select events is free for everyone. Certain events and special exhibitions are available for a fee. Admission to special exhibitions is Pay What You Wish.

Become a Member during M&T FIRST FRIDAYS and receive a 20% discount! 


$5 Family Funday

On the second Sunday of each month, m

Museum admission for the entire family is just $5, and includes an array of programs. The next one is Sunday, January 13!


Winter Art Classes for Children

Encourage your child’s love of art with The AK’s art classes for ages 4–14, Saturdays in January and March. Themes include unusual materials, ceramics, portrait painting, and imagined landscapes. Learn More and Register


Albright-Knox Art Gallery | 1285 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14222

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