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Burchfield Penney Art Center

1300 Elmwood Ave, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY 14222-1004
+1 716-878-6011
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Wonderful Gallaery

BUrchfield's art isn't for evryone; its somewhat surreal and definately has some dark overtones... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gary S
I expected more than I got out of this visit.

Maybe parts of the museum were closed because admission was free today because of the M and T... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1300 Elmwood Ave, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY 14222-1004
+1 716-878-6011
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BUrchfield's art isn't for evryone; its somewhat surreal and definately has some dark overtones. But its very original and very unique. Even if you don't much care for his work, the gallery always has several exhibits going on at once. When we were there they...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Maybe parts of the museum were closed because admission was free today because of the M and T sponsored Second Friday of the month. I expected more..............I ha hoped for paintings of Western New York, but I don't think I saw any. I DID enjoy...More

Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Buffalo Public schools held two Professional Development Opportunities here in April and May by Michele Agosto, esteemed director of Art Teachers in Buffalo, NY. All of our experiences at the Burchfield-Penney Center have been extremely enriching as the latest curriculum developments are provided in this...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Charles Rand Penney was a personal friend of mine. He collected for over 60 years. This exhibit has some of my favorite bronze American sculptures.

Thank Mrsmith105
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We went here for a special show for their 50th. anniversary. It was our first time there, but we will definitely go back.

Thank Jim1951
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is a nice weekend stop. The Burchfield art is great to see, as is his studio. Unfortunately, the exhibits were being changed, so we didn't see else. The building itself is very open and bright, and the gift shop is unique.

Thank Tombow
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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....More

Thank Sumitrajain11
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...More

Thank santafecarol
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...More

Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank KokoFlower
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