Burchfield Penney Art Center

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Burchfield Penney Art Center

1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14222

Consistent with its mission as both a dedicated and regional museum, the Burchfield Penney has, throughout its history, broadened its range of commitments and activities, while intensifying the museum’s focus on the work of Charles E. Burchfield.

In addition to its visual arts offerings, the Burchfield Penney regularly presents concerts, literary readings, lectures, symposia, workshops, and special events. This diverse programming provides artists, students, scholars, collectors, and the general public with opportunities to learn and exchange ideas about how Western New York art reflects American aesthetics and culture.

The Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State in partnership with the Artists/Veterans Art Collaborative will offer a series of classes at The Center to Vets and their families to gather and explore how visual images can be used as a means of expression. Sessions run every third Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, June through August. Website

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6–8 pm

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6–8 pm

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6–8 pm

Exhibition Tour & Hands on Art Making Workshop for Veterans

February 18, 2016 – Artist: Wendy King – Shadow Puppets
Make a shadow puppet and explore its movement in light (Exhibition visited: Through These Gates: Buffalo’s First African American Architect, John E. Brent)

March 17, 2016 – Artist: Anita Johnson – From Real to Abstract
Turning an image into an abstract painting (Exhibition visited: Blistering Vision)

April 21, 2016 – Artist: Russell Ram – Collected Memories
Creating a paper collage using personal collage memories (Exhibition visited: Collected Memories)

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney are offered every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, and are free with gallery admission.

Hours & Admission – The Burchfield Penney Art Center is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm, Thursday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 1-5pm. Admission is $10 (adult), $8 (senior), $5 (student).

Enhance your experience
The guiding philosophy at the Burchfield Penney is to engage audiences. To that end, the museum offers three docent-led public tours (suitable for all ages) during the week giving guests the opportunity to gain insights into the artists, the artwork, and even the museum itself. The Burchfield Penney can also customize a tour for your group, organization, school or college, based on your specific interests and needs. Please call Mary Marino Kozub at 716-878-3156 or email the Burchfield Penney.

Public Group Tours
Docent-led tours are available every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. Tours are free with museum admission.
Private Group Tours
We offer private group tours for corporate and nonprofit groups, individuals with disabilities (museum accessibility), conference and bus tour attendees and social organizations.
School and College Tours
We welcome educators from pre-school to college to book tours for their students. Each visit is customized to your needs and areas of study. Call 716-878-3156 or email [email protected]





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