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 museums'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.
Improvisational verbal scores and visual poetry
Drawings and paintings paired with transcriptions of dream journals
Installation provides a context for considering the Erie Canal
30+ works influenced by Charles Burchfield
Wallpaper designs, prints, and masterful paintings created in Buffalo, NY from 1921 - 1943
Artworks deliver artists’ messages about issues that affect our environment, health, identity, and survival
Drawings, monotypes and photographs by two men known as artists, spiritual leaders, and friends
Acquired objects on diusplay for the first time
Works celebrate his love of trees
Selected work represents recently merged art departments at SUNY
Through the work of artists, playful, beautiful and poignant, we stop look and think
Works look at the way we assess and re-assess our experiences