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Some of Buffalo’s most popular cultural institutions will stay open until 9:30 tonight as part of “Museums by Moonlight,” a fundraiser to benefit the members of the city’s growing Museum District and Preservation Buffalo Niagara.

A $35 ticket ($25 if you bought it before Oct. 6) gets you access to the Darwin Martin House, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo History Museum and the recently re-landscaped Richardson Olmsted Complex. The History Museum’s Forest Avenue Resource Center and the SUNY Buffalo State art conservation lab also will be open.

In the Burchfield Penney, visitors will find two exhibitions featuring work by watercolorist Charles Burchfield, shows on local female artists, black and white craft art and an enormous and eye-popping sculpture by Ben Perrone. The Albright-Knox is showing works on paper by the acclaimed sculptor Kenneth Price and a show on the cubes, rectangles and boxes in modern and contemporary art as well as the usual highlights of its collection.

The event began in 2011 to complement the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Buffalo conference, and organizers are hoping to build on its success by expanding it to include more organizations. The proceeds from the event will be split equally among all participating organizations, including Preservation Buffalo Niagara.

Call 852-3300 or visit preservationbuffaloniagara.org.

– Colin Dabkowski