The Collection

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    Building on Burchfield

    The Burchfield Penney Art Center's permanent collection spans the late 19th century through today, and includes the world's largest collection of works by acclaimed watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), as well as the artist's journals, which provide unique insight into his style and process. The permanent collection also includes work from more than 800 other artists who, like Burchfield, are indelibly connected to the Western New York landscape. 

    To learn more about our permanent collection, we invite you to visit the Burchfield Penney

     
    • Charles Gwathmey

      Charles Gwathmey (1938-2009) was an internationally regarded American architect. His firm Gwathmey Siegel designed the new facilities of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, which opened in 2009.

    • Jody Lafond

      Jody Lafond has been involved in media work as an artist, producer, and educator since the early 1980s. She has made more than 30 short videos on her own and in collaboration with several Western Newmore

    • Ann Hamilton

      Ann Hamilton is a visual artist internationally recognized for the sensory surrounds of her large-scale multi-media installations. She was an artist in residence at Alfred University's Institute formore