Friday, June 3, 2011

* Register in advance for all classes and lunch lectures to avoid disappointment. Please contact 716.270.8296 or artclasses@albrightknox.org, or fill out and mail in the M&T FIRST FRIDAYS Registration Form.

10 am–noon Homeschooler Art Class (Ages 11–17)*
FREE for Members / $10 for non-members
Education Classrooms
10:30 am–noon Homeschooler Art Class (Ages 5–10)*
FREE for Members / $10 for non-members
Education Classrooms
11 am–12:30 pm Lunch Lecture: "Joan Miró"*
With Curator of Education Mariann Smith

$16 for Members / $23 for non-members
(includes lunch)
AK café
1–3 pm Studio Art Class for Adults*
FREE for Members / $10 for non-members
Education Classrooms
3 pm Baby and Toddler Disco (Ages 3 and under)*
With Miss Chris from Community Music School
FREE for Members / $10 for non-members
Education Classrooms
4 pm "What's Your Vision?" Tour (FREE)
With Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector
This one-hour tour encourages participants to reach a communal understanding of four works of art through discussion. Stay for one work or for all four!
Meet at the Guest Services Station
4–10 pm Fifth Annual Cinegael Buffalo Film Festival, Presented by riverrun and Cinegael Buffalo (FREE)
Featuring films from Ireland with imported special guests
5–7 pm Drop-In Art Activity for All Ages (FREE)
Education Classroom 1
5:30–6:30 pm Jazz and Happy Hour
AK café
6 pm Family Performances in Collaboration with Young Audiences WNY—Smudge Fundaes (FREE)
A "best of" song compilation with Smudge Fundaes' Sandie and Suzanne, critically acclaimed specialists in educational and creative music-based programs—interactive and thought-provoking for the entire family!
Clifton Hall
7 pm Artist Talk: Jonathan VanDyke (FREE)
How long do most people stop to look at a work of art—five minutes, thirty seconds? Jonathan VanDyke, who will be looking at Jackson Pollock's Convergence, 1952, for one whole week prior to this talk, will share his discoveries and discuss the connections to his own work.
Lower-West Gallery
7:30–9:30 pm Studio Art Class for Adults*
FREE for Members / $10 for non-members
Education Classrooms
8 pm Performance: Festival of Dance (FREE)
The Western New York Bellydance Association presents its fifth annual world dance showcase, featuring performances by numerous regional dance troupes, including Hypnotic and Sahara Shimmer, and special guest artists from New York City.
Clifton Hall

Friday, May 6, 2011

  • 10 am–10 pmArt Classes for All Ages
  • 11 amLunch Lecture: "René Magritte"
  • 4 pm"What's Your Vision?" Tour (FREE)
  • 5 pmFamily Performances in Collaboration with Young Audiences WNY—Honors Music Café (FREE)
  • 5–7 pmDrop-In Art Activity for All Ages Inspired by the Lost Heroes Art Quilt (FREE)
  • 5–10 pmFuture Curators Exhibition Opening and Events
  • 5:30–6:30 pmJazz and Happy Hour
  • 7 pmPerformance: A Celebration in Honor of the Lost Heroes Art Quilt (FREE)
  • 8 pmPerformance: Bingyi

    On the First Friday of every month—from 10 am to 10 pm—admission to the Gallery's Collection, and to most events and performances, is free for everyone. Art classes are available to non-members for a small fee and special exhibitions in the 1905 Albright building are available to non-members with Gallery admission. Everything is free for Gallery Members, except for lectures that include lunch.


    On the first Friday of every month —from 10 am to 10 pm— M&T Bank will cover your admission to the Gallery and present an array of FREE activities and experiences for you to share with your friends and family. You can also delve deeper in special programs and events offered for a small fee.


    Join the Gallery on any M&T FIRST FRIDAYS and receive a 20% discount on your membership, plus a free gift.

    All Gallery Members receive:

    • Free admission to all M&T FIRST FRIDAYS programs and events (except for lectures that include lunch)
    • Free admission to all exhibitions
    • 10% discount at shop AK
    • 10% discount at AK café
    • 10% discount at select local businesses
    • Discounted or free admission to art classes, workshops, concerts, and special events
    • Invitations to special Members-Only Previews and Receptions