After five months of temporary closure, the Center will kick-off its post-quarantine season with seven new exhibitions. Museum hours of operation have been adjusted to allow ample time to sanitize after hours. For three days each weekend, Friday - Sunday, the Center will be open to the general public 11 AM - 4 PM; early entry hours, 10 AM -11 AM, are reserved for those at increased risk, including seniors, as well as members and first responders. Due to capacity, we are not requiring timed ticketing.
Thanks to the generosity of M&T Bank, admission will be free for all for a limited time. At this time, the museum will not host group gatherings or in-person programming but will continue to provide online opportunities through Burchfield Connects, which include home-education projects, conversations about our exhibitions and collections, artist interviews, and more. Look for new posts each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday with activities for the whole family.
The Burchfield Café and the Museum Store will be open during hours of operation.
EVENT | VIRTUAL FAMILY DAY
Saturday, August 22nd from 10 am - 12 pm
The Burchfield Penney Art Center is excited to present our first Hyatt's All Things Creative: Virtual Family Day from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, August 22, 2020!
This event is limited to current Burchfield Penney members and is free of charge. The first 50 people who sign up will also receive a coupon for a free watercolor kit from Hyatt's All Things Creative!
Not a member? Join Now!
Thanks to Hyatt's generous sponsorship, all Family Memberships are now only $50 (regularly $75) and all-new Family Members will receive a $25 gift card to Hyatt's, contact the Burchfield Penney Membership Office at (716) 878-4526
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Artists from our community and our education team will lead you through these fun Family Day activities:
10:00AM - 10:45AM: Drop-In Activity with Watercolor Artist, Sarah Jane Barry
10:45AM - 11:15AM: Story Time
Book: Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s “Forest has a Song” and “Write! Write! Write!”
Reader: Wendy King
Be ready to listen!
11:15AM - 12PM: Drop-in Studio Visit & Artist Talk with Artist, Richard Rockford
Be ready to ask lots of questions!
Martha Visser't Hooft (1906-1994), Tumblers and Pigeons, 1950; oil on canvas, 33 3/4 x 47 7/8 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Mrs. Joshua B. Cahn, in memory of Robert B. Meech, 1986
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Tree and Pool and Passing Train, a.k.a. Flooded Field or Flooded Landscape, 1920; watercolor and gouache over pencil on paper, 11 x 19 1/8 inches (Sight: 10 3/8 x 18 5/8 inches); Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Dr. Edna M. Lindemann in honor of John and Winifred Clancy, 1986
Wilhelmina Godfrey (1914-1994), City Playground, 1949-50; wax emulsion and oil on board, 44 x 38 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Carol Wing, 1994
Wendell Castle (1932-2018), Spooning Chairs, 2002; Maple, Jelutong, 20 x 43 x 40 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of HSBC Bank and the artist, by exchange, 2008
Virginia Cuthbert (1908-2001), Mental Hospital, 1942; oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches (frame: 43 1/4 x 33 inches); Gift of Robert D. Eldred, 2015
Florence Julia Bach (1887-1979), Still Life with Magnolias, Undated; oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches; Collection of Jeffrey Their and Grant Paulsen
Howard D. Beach (1867-1954), Holly Hocks, 1920; oil on canvas, 34 3/4 x 45 inches; Private Collection
Raphael Beck (1858-1947), Horseshoe Falls and Niagara Gorge, undated; oil on canvas, 47 ½ x 72 inches; Collection of The Buffalo History Museum
Claire Shuttleworth (1867-1930), The Center of the Horse Falls, ca. 1915; oil on canvas, 29 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches; Private Collection
Valentino Dixon, Hirono Golf Club, 2016, Japan's most distinguished golf club, located near the port city of Kobe; Colored pencil on board; Courtesy of the artist
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Song of the Telegraph, 1917-1952; watercolor on paper, 34 x 53 in. (86.4 x 134.6 cm); Collection of William and Rose-Marie Shanahan
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Moonlight in June, 1961; watercolor on paper, 45 x 33 inches; Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Bequest of Mary Louise Whittemore in memory of Eugene B. Whittermore (Class of 1924)
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Music, Performance & More
Connecting With Artists
Watch Ron Ehmke talk about being a performance artist. To learn more about him click here.
The Burchfield Penney is reaching out to local artists to explore how they're balancing life working at home. For more information on Bethany Krull visit: http://bpac.co/a:531
Watch Patricia Carter talk about her painting First Prize #2. To learn more about the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:171
Need a laugh? A.J. Fries and Karen Eckert chime in. For more information on A.J. Fries visit: http://bpac.co/a:320.
Watch Alberto Rey Talk About His Painting, Appropriated Memories: Viñales, Cuba, 1996-97. For more info on the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:868
Watch John Pfahl talk about his work Shed with Blue Dotted Lines, Penland, North Carolina, 1975. For more information on the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:827
Expect the unexpected when we check-in with artists Pat Foran and Tricia Butski.For more information on Pat Foran visit: http://bpac.co/a:3099. For more information on Tricia Butski visit: http://bpac.co/a:2795.
Watch Kyle Butler talk about his work, Poised on all edges, 2012. Butler is an artist who works in painting, video and audio and lives in Buffalo, New York. For more info on the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:1293
Creativity is a family affair within the Wajed household. The spirited foursome chime in for this HIGHLY viewed social media series that explores balancing life working from home. Learn about their passion and what it means to pay 'condolences to vanity'. For more information on Edreys Wajed visit: http://bpac.co/a:3097. Learn more about Eat Off Art here: https://www.eatoffart.com/
Watch Monica Angle talk about her work, River Crossing V, 2012. Angle is a painter, printmaker, bookmaker, and collage artist living and working in Buffalo, New York. For more info on the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:1200.
A quirky, fun expedition through his inspiring, wondrous environments. What happens when you just let the house talk? What does it say? For more information on Dennis, go to: http://bpac.co/a:1163.
Watch Jim Pappas talk about Innerspace Continuum #7, 2003. A Syracuse, NY native, Pappas is highly regarded for his legacy of employing the arts, education and community engagement as instruments of social change. for more info on the artist visit: http://bpac.co/n:4021
In search of a watercolor painting class for beginners? Join Art Center Educator, Michaela Worosz, in her creative and relaxing beginner watercolor painting lesson. Share your painting with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects
Download and print these Burchfield coloring book pages! Share your coloring pages by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects
Look, Think, Find
How closely do you look at art? Here are five questions about artworks in our collection. LOOK at the painting carefully, THINK about the questions, FIND the answers in the painting. Share your answers with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects
BPAC Sketch Together!
Join us for weekly sketching prompts announced every Tuesday at 11:30 am. Share your sketch with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects
Home Museum Tours
Join these families as they guide you through their special Home Museum Tour.
We Want You to Participate!
Our Education Team invites you to create your own Home Museum Virtual Tour! Can you make a sign and do a 3-minute video with your family walking up to an artwork in your home talking about it? Video: Needs to be short, no longer than three minutes, but you can send several short videos. The presentation will be posted on Burchfield Penney's social media. Ask open-ended questions:
BPAC Education Activities
Art Inquiry Guides
The Burchfield Penney Art Center now has free lesson plans for students and teachers. The following art inquiry guide is based on works from BPAC's permanent collection. BPAC is committed to offering educators resources that introduce students to art and support classroom benchmarks, particularly in the visual arts and English Language Arts. Use this resource in your online classroom or as standalone lessons.
More art inquiry guides coming soon!
Take a Look (Talks)
Take A LooK (TALK) are short videos created for Art Teachers that promotes looking at an artwork in The Center’s collection. Students will observe an artwork, create a sketch, and use critical thinking skills throughout the video.
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