In an 84,000 square foot building designed by Gwathmey Siegel, and affilitated with SUNY Buffalo State, the Burchfield Penney Art Center is directly across the street from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, in the heart of the Museum District.
The museum's permanent collection is dedicated to the art and artists of Western New York, spanning the late 19th-century through today. Holdings include the largest collection of works by watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), as well as the artist's journals which provide unique insight into his style and process. The permanent collection also includes work from more than 800 other artists who, like Burchfield, are indelibly connected to the Western New York landscape.
The Burchfield Penney features more than 30 exhibitions annually, many curated from the permanent collections, as well as temporary exhibitions and works on loan from other institutions.