Assembly House 150 and artist Dennis Maher complete renovation of Burchfield Penney Useum™ Studios 

Buffalo, NY – The Burchfield Penney Art Center was among fourteen awards made in 2023 that celebrate unique leadership, dedicated community service, transformational visitor experiences, community engagement, and innovative programs that use collections to tell stories of everyone who calls New York home.

The Burchfield Penney Art Center Board of Trustees and Buffalo State University are pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Propeack as Executive Director... 

The Board of Trustees of the Burchfield Penney Art Center announce the appointment of an outstanding group of new additions to our board! We thank our board members for the time, support, and guidance that they each contribute towards fulfilling our mission. We appreciate their dedication to the art of Charles E. Burchfield and the art and artists of our region...

We are saddened to learn that Peter C. Andrews passed away on Wednesday, August 24 at the age of 96. He and his wife Joan were such fundamental patrons of our museum on so many levels. Peter had a quiet presence, always cheerful and supportive, never wanting the spotlight—yet providing sage advice instrumental to the birth of the Charles Burchfield Center in 1966 and its impressive growth into today’s Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Assembly House 150 and artist Dennis Maher begin renovation of Burchfield Penney Useum™ Studios

Thoughts from 2022 Artist-in-Residence Mike Glier

Charles Burchfield swallowed the sun it seems, since many of his paintings glow from within as if powered by endless fusion. Although the effect is otherworldly, the experience is entirely biological and rooted in our brains. Years ago, when fumbling around with paint, I noticed that white can glow from within when surrounded by a light, saturated yellow... 

I am saddened to report that Burchfield’s grandson David Richter died June 28th after a long illness. He was 69 years old. He had a long career as a talented pianist who performed at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and served as faculty at The Royal Conservatory of Music at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. David also became a major patron of our museum, making significant donations to the Charles E. Burchfield Archives of vintage photographs, exhibition records, and so much more relating to his grandfather’s life and career. He is survived by his sister Peggy Richter Haug and brother Tom Richter among other Burchfield family members.


Nancy Weekly

Burchfield Scholar

Burchfield Penney Art Center