Last Saturday, the Buffalo Architecture Foundation, in partnership with Explore Buffalo, held its third Free Youth + Family Tour. The theme was “Parkitecture.” The tour began by exploring the grounds of Albright Knox, learning about a few of the public art pieces featured in the landscape.
The group also learned about the Albright Knox neo-classical building built in 1905, as well as the addition built in 1963. The group used our pool noodles to re-create the neo-classical façade of the Art Gallery.
Traveling over to Hoyt Lake, the Marcy Casino and the Rose Garden, participants learned about Frederick Law Olmsted’s design of Delaware Park and the park system in Buffalo. We explored the difference between the planned natural landscapes around Hoyt Lake and the symmetrical landscape featured in the Rose Garden.
We are so pleased to be able to offer these tours to the youth and families of Buffalo! We look forward to our last tour on Saturday, August 9th where participants will explore Niagara Square and learn about Color + Materials. Find out more details here.