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Burchfield Penney Art Center

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Bite-size museum with innovative displays

Charles Burchfield was a noted watercolorist, and this museum offers a great glimpse into how he... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A wonderful fallery specializing in modern art

This gallery is a hidden gem featuring works from masters and avant garde artists. With a wide... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Buffalo, New York
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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...more
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1300 Elmwood Ave, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY 14222-1004
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Charles Burchfield was a noted watercolorist, and this museum offers a great glimpse into how he created paintings. The museum focuses on WNY artists, but "WNY" is defined very broadly. Usually two or three exhibitions going on at any time, and you never know what...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This gallery is a hidden gem featuring works from masters and avant garde artists. With a wide variety of styles it is sure to please any art admirer.

Thank RobM682
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

They provide excellent docent led tour’s. The center exhibits a variety of local artists. Their small restaurant has very good food and comfortable seating. Staff are friendly.

Thank ralph d
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I was very interested in the recently closed Arts & Crafts exhibition titled Wright, Stickley and Rohlfs. Before the renovation/remodel I had not been to this museum. On previous visits here I had only been to the auditorium for a music recital. From Elmwood Avenue...More

Thank TravelSpidey
Reviewed 27 November 2017

the Burchfield Penney Gallery is quite beautiful. However, when I visited there was not a great deal of artworks by Charles Burchfield being shown. And many of the pieces on display were quite minor works.

Thank InTheMomentManhattan
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I had never heard of this gallery and only noticed it leaving a previous visit to the renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery. I vowed to check it out my next stay in Buffalo and am very glad I did! The Burchfield features work from its namesake...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A great museum of area artist and artisans. Nice collection and display of Roycroft and Arts & Crafts metal work as well as Arts & Crafts furniture featured in a designated room. They had a featured display of paper weighs with a docent explaining the...More

Thank concertgoer2012
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This museum is right across the street from the famed Albright-Knox and is certainly worth a visit. It is relatively small and manageable, has a permanent collection of paintings by nationally famous Charles E. Burchfield as well as important works by regional and local artists....More

Thank cachry
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Beautiful building and galleries. The museum focuses on the work of Charles Burchfield and artists, both historical and contemporary, from Buffalo and western New York. Across the street from the Albright-Knox, well worth the visit, especially if you are interested in tracing Burchfield's career.

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 20 August 2017

When we travel to Buffalo once a year, we always make time for the Albert-Knox and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. There are consistently good exhibits, and we generally have a difficult time getting out of the gift shop unskathed.

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Response from concertgoer2012 | Reviewed this property |
Spend at least a day at Niagara Falls, and maybe two if you want to visit the Canadian side and add Niagara on the Lake. I would schedul three to four days to do museums such as Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the... More