Burchfield Penney Art Center and Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium present a constellation of stellar programs to align with the celestial event

SUNY Buffalo State University — On Monday, April 8, 2024, one day before the 131st anniversary of Charles E. Burchfield’s birth, the “Great North American Eclipse” will cast Buffalo, NY in its dark umbra. The region lies directly in the Path of Totality, the perfect vantage point to witness the moon’s total eclipse of the sun. The Burchfield Penney Art Center is partnering with the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at SUNY Buffalo State University to present a constellation of astronomy-themed exhibitions and programs. 


a part of the free M&T Second Friday event series at the Art Center
Jan 12, 2024, 4:30 pm — 11:00 pm 

Buffalo, NY — The Burchfield Penney Art Center's beloved community art party, Stay Gold, returns on January 12th, 2024, 4:30 – 11:00 pm!  This one-night celebration and immersive arts experience – part of the M&T Second Friday event series, will feature visual and performance art, dance, music, and whimsical creativity throughout the building. Thanks to the generous support of M&T Bank, admission is free.

Thinking of our friend and patron, Sylvia L. Rosen, born on this day in 1919... 

Buffalo, NY —The Burchfield Penney Art Center is proud to announce the award winners selected from the participants in the Art in Craft Media 2023 exhibition. The juried biennial exhibition and accompanying publication are made possible through support from the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment for Fine Art in Craft Media and the Margaret E. Mead Endowment...

Buffalo, NY – The Burchfield Penney Art Center is proud to announce the highly anticipated opening of Art in Craft Media 2023, a juried biennial exhibition presented by the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment for Fine Art in Craft Media. This remarkable exhibition, now in its 17th installment, will kick off on November 10, 2023, and will be on view through March 31, 2024, in the East Gallery. 

Upcoming exhibition celebrates genre-bending career of influential artist & Alfred University professor John Wood 

The Burchfield Penney Art Center and Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective Co-present COLTRANE Birthday Celebration

Buffalo, NY, September 1, 2023 — The three-day jazz extravaganza honoring the birthday of jazz icon John Coltrane will reverberate through the Buffalo State University Campus from September 28th – 30th, 2023. Co-presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective, this year’s COLTRANE Celebration will grow beyond the Burchfield Penney’s Tower Auditorium in order to accommodate the anticipated audience for an extra special headlining act: Grammy-nominated saxophonist and band leader Ravi Coltrane (the second son of John and Alice Coltrane). He will be joined by COLTRANE Celebration artistic directors George Caldwell (Grammy-winning pianist) and Curtis Lundy (world-renowned bassist) on Saturday, September 30, 2023, in the Buffalo State Performing Arts Center in Rockwell Hall...

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is pleased to announce that artist Peter B. Jones will select the artworks for exhibition in Art In Craft Media 2023.

Exhibition Opening of Brilliance: The Stanford Lipsey Art Glass Collection set for Friday, May 12 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Burchfield Penney Art Center 

April 19, 2023, Buffalo, NY – The Burchfield Penney Art Center announced today that it is the beneficiary of the gift of The Stanford Lipsey Art Glass Collection and the funding to establish a permanent endowment dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of the collection. The collection consists of 50 works by 45 artists from 11 countries and represents many of the most prominent artists in the field today. Judith C. Lipsey and her late husband Stan, former publisher of The Buffalo News, made the gift in honor of Burchfield Penney Director Emeritus Dr. Anthony Bannon in recognition of his and the Burchfield Penney’s contribution to the arts and cultural life of Western New York. 

New Art Exhibition by Muhammad Zaman and Michael Mandolfo Celebrates Language and Unity 

Buffalo, NY– April 12, 2023 – A new art exhibition entitled The Language Within Us is set to open at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on Friday, April 14, 2023. This multimedia installation aims to explore the power of language and how it can unify people from all walks of life.