The state, regional and local museums and galleries offer diverse and exciting opportunities for our students.
Rochester houses an abundant amount of galleries and museums offering a diverse selection of art, all within a half hour commute from SUNY Brockport. The Rochester Transit leaves directly from campus, which offers all students an opportunity to visit these exhibits. Buffalo, which is roughly an hour from campus, also offers a plethora of unique art museums and galleries for anyone interested in making the trip. Below are listed some of the most prominent galleries and museums in our area.
Collecting art for over 150 years, this gallery will definitely get any artists attention yielding exhibits from famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Frida Khalo, Andy Warhol and more!
1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY
Artisan Works is a not-for-profit gallery that prides itself on its self-funding model. With roughly 500,000 unique pieces of art from regional artists it will be sure to keep you entertained.
565 Blossom Road, Suite L, Rochester, NY
What began as part of a thesis project has now developed into a prominent resource for fine art and art services for collectors all over the country. Housing fine art from almost every media, The Benjaman Gallery prides itself on having something for everyone.
419 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY
CEPA Gallery, “The Art of Photography”
Dedicated to the art of photography, the CEPA Gallery offers a multitude of exhibits dedicated to the art of photography. They also offer some photography classes and have both a dark room and a digital photo lab that are open to the public.
617 Main St., Buffalo, NY
On top of having multiple exhibits a year, The Flower City Arts center is the only community arts center located inside Rochester. Offering classes and youth programs it continues to help develop our local community.
713 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY
If historical art interests you, then look no further than The Memorial Art Gallery. With over 12,000 objects dating back as far as 5,000 years, anybody could recognize the importance of this gallery, as they walk through history.
500 University Ave., Rochester, NY
Rochester Contemporary Art Center “RoCo”
Well known by their acronym “RoCo,” they are a local not-for-profit company that stresses the value of community and social interaction, amongst local artists. RoCo is a great place to meet up with local artists and continue to build a stronger community connection.
137 East Ave, Rochester NY
Other galleries of interest include the Nan Miller Gallery, Oxford Gallery, Gallery R, Hartnett Gallery, Western New York Artists Group, Anderson Alley Artists Gallery and more!
A beautiful museum, dedicated to the entrepreneur George Eastman, which was once housed in his very own mansion for over forty years. With most of its exhibits now housed in a separate facility the mansion itself has become its own exhibit of historical importance.
900 East Ave., Rochester, NY
The Strong is an interactive and educational museum open to people of all ages. It houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play which will be sure to make you feel like a kid again as you walk through the nostalgic museum.
1 Manhattan Square Drive, Rochester, NY
The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC)
RMSC offers over 200 hands on exhibits to help stimulate and explore the connection between art and science. It also houses the Strasenburgh Planetarium, allowing you to explore the depths of space all without leaving the comfort of the museum.
657 East Ave., Rochester, NY
The National Susan B Anthony Museum and House
Held in the home where Civil Rights Leader Susan B. Anthony spent the 40 most politically active years of her life, the museum offers an inside look at the legacy of Anthony and the historical impact she made.
19 Madison St., Rochester, NY
In the process of wrapping up final renovations that have been ongoing for over four years, the Buffalo Museum of Science offers a brand new experience offering more interactive exhibits in place of their old diorama-based format.