Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

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The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from Erie County and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by SUNY Buffalo State, the Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the Mary A.H. Rumsey Foundation, the James Carey Evans Endowment and Burchfield Penney members and friends.
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  • I was very interested in the recently closed Arts & Crafts exhibition titled Wright, Stickley and Rohlfs. Before the renovation/remodel I had not been to this museum. On previous visits here I had onl...  more »
  • the Burchfield Penney Gallery is quite beautiful. However, when I visited there was not a great deal of artworks by Charles Burchfield being shown. And many of the pieces on display were quite minor w...  more »
  • I had never heard of this gallery and only noticed it leaving a previous visit to the renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery. I vowed to check it out my next stay in Buffalo and am very glad I did! The Bu...  more »
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  • This museum holds the archives and art of many local artists as well as the archives and the art of local artist Charles E Burchfield . I was truly fascinated with each and every visit. I’ve also had the opportunity to attend Artist Talks hosted by Resource Art and felt surrounded by creativity and beauty. The shop on the first floor is full of affordable work by local artists including jewelery, textiles, pottery, greeting cards and so much more!
  • Although much smaller than the Albright-Knox, the Burchfield Penney focuses primarily on local artists across WNY. Their collections are very modern and contemporary, but are accessible to all visitors. The architecture and design of the museum is as equally impressive, and is a great addition to the surrounding Buff State campus. The level of security does not infringe on the ability to enjoy the exhibits, and the admission is fairly priced. Visiting the BPAC is always a great way to spend an afternoon.
  • Beautiful place. I went for an author's book release (Rosanne L Higgins) and will be back to see the rest of the museum.
  • I absolutely loved visiting the BPAC when I attended Buffalo State because of all the creative pieces of art that were on display. There is always a rich collection of contemporary and modern art being showcased which I am a huge fan of. A trip here any time of the day was extremely relaxing and so inspirational. Not enough students took advantage of the free admissions which is unfortunate. They frequently host events and invite key speakers, where you have the opportunity to learn a great deal and network with attendees. The BPAC was recently renovated and they installed projectors in front of the center that displays films on the center itself. It's a pleasure to watch it when the sun is down because you can see it clearly.
  • Loved the guided tour on a Sunday afternoon. The paperweight exhibit was awsome! We're glad they were able to bring it to this museum. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly!
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