dance students performing in the CFA atrium.

The Center for the Arts is where art is made at the University at Buffalo.

Though we host events and exhibitions throughout the year, we’re more than a performance space. We’re an arts hub, where UB student and faculty artists and performers can find inspiration, education and community.

Visit us to find out what happens behind the scenes. All are welcome!

Featured Events and Exhibitions

Portrait of Zhanna Reed.

Show Your Work

Fall 2020–Fall 2021
UBCFA Atrium

Karyn Olivier, Fortified, 2020, installation view.

Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves

October 29, 2020–May 15, 2021
UBCFA First Floor Gallery

slee hall entrance on UB north campus.

Twilight Music

April 21-24, 2021

Highlights

Arts Collaboratory

Working Artists Lab: Cecily Brown

“This will be the first truly public art piece I’ve ever worked on, and the first time I’ve worked with a team, and I could not be more excited” says Cecily. “Buffalo is such a vibrant and interesting place and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved with something that will become part of the fabric of the city.”

Cecily Brown, painter

Renowned painter Cecily Brown stands in front of artwork.

Department of Theatre and Dance

THE CENTER IN MOTION: A VIRTUAL DANCE CONCERT

“We have a unique opportunity this semester to breathe new life into Center for the Arts, which is always as its most electric when there are dancers in motion within its walls,”

Michael Deeb Weaver, co-director, adjunct instructor, UB alumnus

Arts Collaboratory

Show Your Work Exhibition

“Bringing creative minds together results in great art and big ideas. All too often, the arts exist in their own separate bubbles. The goal of the Arts Collaboratory’s Show Your Work exhibition at the UBCFA is to introduce UB and Buffalo’s painters, poets, dancers and creators to each other—and gather this city’s artists into one big community.” 

Bronwyn Keenan, Director of the Arts Collaboratory
                  

Students standing in front of artwork in the CFA atrium.

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