• Futura 2000: Breaking Out
    Over his career span of five decades, FUTURA has built a reputation and continues to be an unrelenting innovator. He has inspired and influenced multiple generations of creative purists and polymaths while intersecting his enigmatic oeuvre with various disciplines and remains at the forefront of the cultural zeitgeist. FUTURA2000: Breaking Out is a comprehensive survey featuring paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, studies, collaborations, and archival paraphernalia. The exhibition will also feature new site-specific works. Breaking Out examines one of New York’s most-loved artist’s essential themes and polyphonic output.
    Please join us on for a 40th-anniversary celebration screening of the iconic 1983 film Wild Style with special guests Director Charlie Ahearn and Curator Carlo McCormick!
  • Great Expectations: 2024 WNY Regional High School Art Exhibition
    UB's Department of Art will once again be hosting an exhibition of Western New York High School student art works in early 2024. Featuring over 100 works by high school students across the region, as nominated and submitted by their art teachers!
  • Placeholder: First Year MFA Exhibition
    Exhibitions are often approached as the culmination of a body of work. This diminishes the durational act of artistic process: the steps along the way, the experimentation, the conversations that shift direction. To be a placeholder evokes the idea of being a fill-in for someone or something else; playing a waiting game. But it also means to hold a place, especially in a new role or position: contending with place, and making a place for oneself. Placeholding can be a start, an opening, an arrival. In this first-year exhibition, the work of nine MFA students demonstrate experiments with new ideas, new techniques, and new dialogues with one another. UB Art Galleries strives to work with artists who incorporate research into their artmaking in a broad sense, and nowhere is this more true than in this first step at UB, this ability to hold a place.

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