Buffalo NY, Tuesday, July 2, 2024 — On July M&T Second Friday, the Burchfield Penney Art Center will debut three distinct and thought-provoking exhibitions celebrating artistic expressions related to our region: Embracing Earth: Burchfield & Whitman, William Y. Cooper: Beyond Imagination, and The Unseen: Works from the Collection. 

A Joint Exhibition of Work by Visual Artists from Northeast Ohio & Western New York

The Burchfield Penney would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, loved ones, and community members mourning the loss of Gail V. Wells. Known affectionately as Mama Gail or Auntie Gail, Wells was a beloved community pillar, advocate, and leader. Born and raised in Harlem, NY, Wells moved to Buffalo to attend UB in 1967, where she was a founding member of the Black Student Union. She would accomplish a host of major achievements throughout her lifetime...

Rita Argen Auerbach is well-known as a watercolor painter, educator, and past president of the Buffalo Society of Artists. Sadly, Rita passed away on May 18th having remained engaged with our museum just days before.

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