If my Facebook feed is any indication, parents across WNY are running out of ideas for things to do with the kids while they're off from school this week.

You've got the rest of this week to tour the Albright Knox Art Gallery for free, as part of Erie County Free Week (and this Friday is a First Friday -- which means free admission and free parking). Click here for a list of First Friday activities for both kids and adults.

I took my kids today, and we had a great time. They're big fans of the modern works, and completed the Art Scavenger Hunt sheet we received when we entered. There are two new main exhibits you can see as part of the free week. We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, "examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s," according to the Albright Knox website.

I received my M.A. from the Media Study department at the University at Buffalo, where artist Tony Conrad was on the faculty, and I was fortunate enough to take a few courses with him. He passed away in 2016, and Introducing Tony Conrad:A Retrospective is the first retrospective of his work.

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