History


Opening its doors in 1994, the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts (CFA), was developed as a multidisciplinary arts venue within a premier public research university.  The CFA took eight years to conceive and complete, was designed by the award-winning New York City architectural firm of Gwathmey Siegel, which was also responsible for design of the Guggenheim Museum new 10-story addition.  The Center’s primary mission is to support the educational requirements of the Departments of Art, Media Study, Music, Theatre and Dance and Arts Management, making it the home of a broad spectrum of artistic endeavors.  To date, the CFA has welcomed nearly 4 million people through its doors.