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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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Arts & Crafts

I was very interested in the recently closed Arts & Crafts exhibition titled Wright, Stickley and... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Buffalo, New York State's West Coast
via mobile
Nice But a Bit Odd

the Burchfield Penney Gallery is quite beautiful. However, when I visited there was not a great... read more

Reviewed 28 November 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.
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1300 Elmwood Ave, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY 14222-1004
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Reviewed 8 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

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Reviewed 28 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 21 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.

Thank markmd
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

If you're in town touring cultural institutions, the Burchfield Penney is right across from the Albright Knox and worth a look. This is not a great collection but it has a great contemporary vibe. The small cafe is groovy and fast and the gift shop...More

Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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 10 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
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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