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M&T First Fridays @ The Gallery – Light

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 includes tours, art exhibits, classes, live music, talks, hands-on activities, food and drink, and lots of surprises along the way. Many of the activities and tours are free (see below). The next M&T First Fridays at The Gallery takes place on September 6, from 10am to 10pm. Also, see current exhibits.

Drop-In Art Activity

Friday, September 6, 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, September 6, 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.

Studio Art Class for Adults: Acrylic Painting

Friday, September 6, 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 Studio Art Classes for Adults on the first Friday of every month. This month’s class will focus on acrylic painting.

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, September 6, 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.

ArtCart—Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light

Friday, September 6, 2019 ● 4 pm – 5:30 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 Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light. Filling the entirety of the museum’s 1905 Building, Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light features five of the artist’s immersive solid-light installations among other works.

“What’s Your Vision?” Tour

Friday, September 6, 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, September 6, 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, September 6, 2019 ● 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

AK Café 

Enjoy drink specials and live jazz music by In Front in the artful setting of AK Café.

Gallery Talk—Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light

Friday, September 6, 2019 ● 6 pm – 6:30 pm

FREE with Pay What You Wish admission

FREE for Members

1905 Building

Join The AK for a discussion of the special exhibition Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light. Filling the entirety of the museum’s 1905 Building, Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light features five of the artist’s immersive solid-light installations among other works.

Image: Anthony McCall (American, born England, 1946). You and I Horizontal, 2005. Installation view, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2006. Photograph by Blaise Adilon.

Drop-In Art Activity: Western New York Book Arts Center Letterpress Workshop

Friday, September 6, 2019 ● 6 pm – 8 pm

FREE

Elmwood Avenue Portico

Join the Western New York Book Arts Center and the Albright-Knox for an exploration of letterpress printmaking! Participants of all ages will choose their design, handset type, and ink up designs with a brayer and specialty ink to create one-of-a-kind letterpress cards and small posters.

Gallery Talk—Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light

Friday, September 6, 2019 ● 7 pm – 7:30 pm

FREE with Pay What You Wish admission

FREE for Members

1905 Building

Join The AK for a discussion of the special exhibition Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light. Filling the entirety of the museum’s 1905 Building, Anthony McCall: Dark Rooms, Solid Light features five of the artist’s immersive solid-light installations among other works.

Squeaky Wheel Animation Fest

Friday, September 6, 2019 ● 7:30 pm

FREE

Auditorium

Showcasing animated shorts, including 3D animations, crayon kaleidoscopes, and more, the 16th edition of our annual Animation Fest is curated by Leanne Goldblatt, and features films by Amanda Bonaiuto, Cassie Shao, Evan Tapper and Scott Sørli, Hallie Bahn, Kristjan Holm, Krystal Downs and Alex Krokus, LIZN’BOW, Lori Malépart-Traversy, Tammy Renée Brackett, and Vanja Andrijevic.

Lead image: Still from Gay Alien Shame Parade (GASP!), 2018, by Evan Tapper and Scott Sørli.

Studio Art Class for Adults: Acrylic Painting

Friday, September 6, 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 AK Studio Art Classes for Adults on the first Friday of every month. This month’s class will focus on acrylic painting.

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 are 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! 

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

Please note: The Albright-Knox’s Elmwood Avenue campus will be temporarily closed for construction starting November 4, 2019. Albright-Knox Northland, a new project space at 612 Northland Avenue, will open on January 16, 2020. The new Buffalo AKG Art Museum is expected to open in early 2022 on the Elmwood Avenue campus.

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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