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Burchfield Penney Art Center

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Address: 1300 Elmwood Ave, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY 14222-1004
Phone Number: +1 716-878-6011
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the only museum exclusively...

Welcome to the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the only museum exclusively dedicated to the art and artists of Western New York - including famed American watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield. From the moment you first step through our doors, you will be surrounded by inspirational, thought-provoking and world-renowned artwork. The Burchfield Penney features more than 20 exhibitions annually. While many are curated from our extensive collections, we often bring new work into the museum through temporary exhibitions and works on loan. As a result, no visit to the Burchfield Penney is ever the same.

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Buffalo is excellent for its art centre and one of these excellent art centres is the “Burchfield Penney art centre”. This art centre gives you all the modern facilities (and thus... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New Delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Buffalo is excellent for its art centre and one of these excellent art centres is the “Burchfield Penney art centre”. This art centre gives you all the modern facilities (and thus has good ratings . It’s a dynamic centre with a perfect modern building style. Thecentrecarries out a lot of exhibitions(along with some special exhibition) and plenty of workshops.moreover,it offers... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

What a lovely museum! We were treated to a tour by the Head of the Museum who was amazing. He pointed out so many fascinating aspects of the building which is a draw on its own. I enjoyed learning about Burchfield and his contemporaries. I recommend that if you are visiting Buffalo that you go to this Museum which is... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Although the paintings by Charles Burchfield, as well as his studio, are the main feature of this museum, the modern art displays can be seen to better advantage almost anywhere else. There are no great masterpieces here, maybe a few thoughtful modernist works, but nothing to make you pause and sincerely study the work. It's also expensive for the size... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The museum was very nice, but a little pricey for the size of the collection. You can easily look through the exhibits in less than 2 hours.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We toured the art center with Mary as our guide. She was able to tell us about the man, his life in Buffalo, and how his Art was conceived and developed. I developed an immediate appreciation for the center as well when Mary explained the significance of the architect and styles employed. This is a must see for art, nature,... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

No matter what the exhibit is, you are guaranteed to get a feel for the unique setting of Western New York and its circle of artists. Terrific museum store and cafe too. Really neat.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Although we had visited this art center previously, our docent today, Marsha McGill gave us lots of information about the building itself as well as the current anniversary exhibit of Burchfield's watercolors and sketches previously unknown to us.

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Naples, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We went to get a taste before visiting the Martin House. It missed the mark BIG TIME. If admission was free it would have too much (it wasn't). Stopped here because we had time. I would have preferred to sit under a shade tree. Stopped at the coffee shop for a quick snack...no one was around to help us or... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We attended the John Drummer show - The Effects of Time and were pleased, although we did not know much about this local artist before hand. We learned about his work and saw a good amount of it. But after that, the gallery left us wanting for them to better fulfill their mission - focusing on Burchfield and other Western... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

A terrific collection of the work of Charles Burchfield, with notable examples of his work. Also, don't miss the beautiful Arts and Crafts era pottery.

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