Student tours are $5.00 per guest, with an additional $5.00 when adding an artmaking experience. This cost and transportation are fully refundable through the New York State Connect Kids Field Trip Grant.
For additional information, contact Mary Kozub or call 716.878.3156
Below are samples of tours that we offer for school groups:
The Burchfield Penney Art Center has three galleries permanently dedicated to the art of Charles E. Burchfield, in addition to a reproduction of his studio. This is an in-depth tour for your students to study our namesake.
The Burchfield Penney Art Center was the first “green” museum in New York State. It was also the last building designed by noted architect Charles Gwathmey. This tour will focus on the architectural and environmental features of our LEED Silver building.
The museum - which is fully accessible - offers tours and hands-on art activities for individuals and students with visual impairment. Using various methods, including touch tours and storytelling, docents create a unique experience for these students.
College classes of every discipline are welcome to tour the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Tours can be used as inspiration for creative writing, the building of observational skills, developing and defending a point-of-view, and creating a practice of connecting to prior knowledge, inference, and reflection to what is seen.
Please book your visit at least two weeks in advance by submitting the form below, by calling 716-878-3156, or emailing the Burchfield Penney at firstname.lastname@example.org
One chaperone is needed for every ten students. A coat room, lockers and wheelchairs are available. Please review the museum guidelines and accessibility in advance of your visit. You may also inquire about adding a hands-on art activity with your tour.