Showcasing Arts & Culture
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, one of the nation's oldest public arts organizations, has a clear and compelling mission to acquire, exhibit, and preserve both modern and contemporary art. It focuses especially on contemporary art, with an active commitment to taking a global and multidisciplinary approach to the presentation, interpretation, and collection of the artistic expressions of our times. In an enriching, dynamic, and vibrant environment that embraces diverse cultures and traditions, the Gallery seeks to serve a broad and far-reaching audience.
Artpark offers a full spectrum of engaging entertainment; from productions of immortal Broadway musicals, swinging big band concerts and celebrity performances in the Main Theater; to free concerts, music and cultural festivals in the outdoor amphitheater. Created especially with the family in mind, Artpark also offers art, theater, and video camps for youth, and a variety of family programs on Saturdays. The park also includes numerous hiking trails, nature areas, fishing docks and picnic areas. There's something for everyone at Artpark!
When visiting the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens you can actually see three historic attractions in one: Olmsted's South Park, the 1899 tri-domed glass conservatory building, and the Victorian-style gardens of plants (both "Gardens Under Glass" and "Gardens Under the Sky"). See History Section for more information.
The plants inside are arranged in classic Victorian style - similar plants from throughout the world are grouped together. Although there are some plants native to our temperate region, most of the plants are native to the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.
The Niagara Parks Commission is a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation. The Niagara Region offers an unparalleled variety of sights and sounds, from the majestic Niagara Falls to world-renowned theatres, festivals and wineries.
Explore 100 acres of manicured gardens and arboretum as maintained by the School of Horticulture. Features over 2,300 plant varieties and famous rose garden.
Experience the century that made America, at one of the country's largest living history museums. Explore a village of 67 historic structures peopled by costumed villagers - from potters to cooks to base ballists - who bring the 19th century to life. At the Wehle Gallery of Wildlife and Sporting Art, explore the collection Wildlife Art; called on of the finest in the world. Meet the natural world up close at the Genesee Country Nature Center, with five miles of interpreted walking trails and guided walks each week.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra present internationally renowned performers in the acoustic perfection of Kleinhans Music Hall. One of America's great conductors, JoAnn Falletta, leads the orchestra in exciting new collaborations and initiatives for the 2003-2004 season.
Concerts performed weekly from mid-September. Summer programs during July at locations throughout Western New York.