Buffalo Museums and Galleries Tour (Self Guided), Buffalo

Buffalo is the second largest city in the State of New York and has plenty of activities to offer. Numerous galleries, art centers and museums beautifully present fascinating collections of contemporary art, photography, antiques, ceramics as well as thrilling displays of technology in Maritime museum. Buffalo is a real treasure city for all art lovers, collectors, and those who are looking to acquire information about the aviation and maritime industries of the historical past. The following walking tour will guide you to the most exciting galleries and museums in the city.
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Buffalo Museums and Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Buffalo Museums and Galleries Tour
Guide Location: USA » Buffalo (See other walking tours in Buffalo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: sabrina
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society
  • CEPA Gallery
  • Queen City Gallery
  • Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre
  • Starlight Studio and Art Gallery
Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society

1) Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society

Housed in the former Howard H. Baker Co. ship’s chandlery, Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society is one of the most popular museums in the city. The museum’s fascinating exhibitions reflects Buffalo’s maritime historical past. Each of the beautifully presented collections here tells its own story. Here visitors can see displays of illustrations, documents, photographs, furniture items, dishes, silverware and many other exciting objects. The museum’s other important exhibition is ship models, including the world's oldest operating fireboat, iron-hulled freighter, US Navy gun boat and many other notable ferries on display. The museum has a lovely gift shop with a variety of interesting books, artwork and other attractive items.

Operation Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
CEPA Gallery

2) CEPA Gallery

Established in 1974, CEPA Gallery is home to fascinating exhibitions of visual, cultural and politically-linked photography and artwork made by well-known, young emerging artists. The gallery gained its popularity by its diverse presentation works on paper, photographs of Buffalo architecture, contemporary art, special prints and many more. The gallery is settled in the central Market Arcade building and is accessible from both Main and Washington Streets. The gallery also specializes in educational lessons and offers a Studio Lighting Workshop.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 7 pm; Saturday: 12 pm - 4 pm.
Queen City Gallery

3) Queen City Gallery

Located inside the historic Market Arcade Building, Queen City Gallery is another lovely art gallery with great service and friendly atmosphere. Founded in March 2007 by Michael Mulley, the gallery gathered its popularity for the excellent art exhibitions including attractive displays of framed photographs of the city’s rich architectural history.
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre

4) Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center is a non-profit organization in Buffalo, that showcases artists of diverse backgrounds in film, video, literature, music, performance, media and visual arts. Since its inception, Hallwalls has been dedicated to promoting artists from multiple backgrounds and mediums. The institution offers the public programs and exhibitions that focus on such themes as gender, race, popular culture, consumerism, and sexual identity. Programs have included artists in different mediums, who work together to present exhibitions that touch on similar themes. Past examples include the collaboration between performance artists, Gary Nickard and Reinhard Reitzenstein with Buffalo based, post-punk band, The Vores, in Monsters of Nature Design, representations of the John F. Kennedy assassination by Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco’s 1975 film, The Eternal Frame with photographer, sculptor, painter and video artist, Eric M. Jensen in Parallax Views, and the 2008 exhibition series, The Imaginary Line, featuring Mexican performance artist, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Ursula Biemann, Jim Finn, and a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Love Canal by Fereshteh Toosi.

The annual literary festival, Babel, which Hallwalls co-sponsors, featured a reading by Michael Ondaatje, winner of the 1992 Man Booker Prize for The English Patient, in 2008. The gallery has also made it a mission to showcase work that directly showcases Buffalo’s fading industrial past, with exhibitions such as Jesse Webber’s: You Can’t Smoke in Here, Mr. Corbusier, You’ll Burn This Mother Down, featuring silkscreen prints of photographs of several grain elevators taken by husband and wife team, Herd and Hilla Becher.

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Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

5) Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

Starlight Studio and Art Gallery was established in August 2005 by the Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York to support adults with disabilities in their creative growth. The studio provides artists with technical assistance and a large variety of work materials. In a light and spacious environment, visitors can enjoy beautifully displayed collections of contemporary art, unusual paintings, ceramic objects, sculptures, drawings, fiber arts and many more made by talented artists.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm;

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