Museum hours of operation have been adjusted to allow ample time to sanitize after hours. Museum hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10AM - 4PM, with extended hours on Friday evenings until 7 PM, and Sundays from 12PM - 4 PM. The Burchfield Café is temporarily closed. A full list of protocols in place to protect visitors and staff can be found on the Safety First information page. 

The museum will continue to offer digital programming through Burchfield Connects, which includes digital 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.





Co-presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective, part of a two-day John Coltrane festival in celebration of the jazz icon's birthday


Saturday, September 25, 2021, 4 pm, 8 pm


Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  


******MASKS REQUIRED******

$30 General Admission; $20 Burchfield Penney and Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective Members, $10 students (with ID)

 4 PM PERFORMANCE - Purchase Tickets Online Here:



Note that member-priced tickets must be purchased by phone at 716-878-6011 during museum hours of operation, Thursday 10 - 4, Friday 10 AM - 7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM and Sunday noon - 4 PM. or on site at the Burchfield Penney.

Opening performance: Love Supreme School of Music Faculty Band – Marcus Lolo (pianist), Dalton Sharp (saxophone), Jacob Jay (trumpet), Nathaniel Cadet (Drums) and Sehrea Brown (vocalist)

Curtis Lundy - Bass 

Curtis Lundy is an American double bass player, composer, producer, choir director and arranger. Lundy is best known for his work as part of jazz vocalist Betty Carter's band, through whose ranks several eventually renowned musicians passed.

Lundy has also played on other jazz artists' recordings, including albums by John Hicks, Bobby Watson, the Steve Nelson Quintet and Johnny Griffin. In the late 1980s, he briefly stepped out of the background and issued Just Be Yourself (1988). A decade later, with Justin Time Records, he released Against All Odds (1999) and Purpose (2002). Both albums feature pianists John Hicks and Anthony Wonsey. Lundy's arrangement of "Walk With Me", recorded by the ARC Gospel Choir, was sampled by rapper Kanye West and became the Grammy Award-winning hit Jesus Walks.

Emilio Modeste - Saxophone

Emilio Modeste is a young, New York-based tenor saxophonist and was a member of the late Wallace Roney’s Quintet for the final three years of his life. Born in Virginia, Modeste started very early on the violin, moving to the piano and drums quickly, until he picked up the saxophone at the age of eight and never looked back. Modeste has since shared the bandstand with world-renowned musicians including: Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Buster Williams, Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen, Lenny White, Gary Bartz, Steve Turre, Christian McBride, Rene McLean, Antoine Roney, Donald Harrison, and many more.

His most formative years came from his time with Wallace Roney’s Quintet. Modeste was a close friend and mentee of trumpeter Wallace Roney and traveled the world with Roney’s Quintet from 2017 to his passing in March 2020. He has performed throughout Europe, the USA and Canada, China and Mexico with Roney’s Quintet and grew into a sensitive and powerful sideman through his time beside Roney. Modeste appears on Wallace Roney’s final studio Album, Blue Dawn - Blue Nights as well as the album Music From and Inspired by The Film Birth Of The Cool.

Wallace Roney, Jr. - Trumpet 

Music has always been a part of Wallace’s family pedigree. His father being the late world-renowned trumpeter Wallace Roney, as well as his mother being universally acclaimed pianist Geri Allen.

Growing up in a household full of music, it wasn’t long before Wallace took a serious interest in playing the trumpet. His idols included trumpet giants such as Kenny Dorham, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Lee Morgan, etc. At age 10 after showing enormous interest in playing, and a willingness to study harmony, his father gifted him his very own horn.

Since then, Wallace has shared the bandstand and garnered the approval of many legends the likes of which include Chick Corea, Jimmy Heath, Charles Tolliver, Lenny White, Buster Williams, Jack DeJohnette, and the late great Ornette Coleman just to name a few. Wallace, a graduate of the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of music, continues to play in numerous venues and performance spaces across the U.S and internationally, and remains a sought-after trumpeter in the New York/New Jersey area.

Terreon Gully - Drums

Musician extraordinaire, Terreon Gully is one of the most influential artists of his generation.  Widely recognized for his creativity, versatility and authenticity, Terreon is in high demand.  His innovative and distinct sound has inspired artists such as Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride as well as Stefon Harris to make him a member of their bands. Originally from East St. Louis, Illinois, Terreon refined his musical talent in New York City, after completing college at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.  Currently, Terreon makes Atlanta, Georgia, his home, where he continues to enhance and develop his craft.

Terreon has mastered a variety of musical genres.  He performs, tours and records extensively with a variety of artists.  From jazz legends and modern masters to the hottest hip hop icons, Terreon has worked with the best:  Kurt Elling, David Sanborn, Nicholas Payton, Kenny Barron, the Stones Project, Sting, the Benny Green Trio, Queen Latifa, Yerba Buena, Charlie Hunter, Abbey Lincoln, Marc Cary, Russell Gunn, Lizz Wright, Jacky Terrasson, Eldar, Me’Shell NdegeOcello,  Hotei Tomoyasu,  Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and Common as well as a host of other artists.  In addition to live performances, Terreon is also known for his exceptional work in the studio, producing and recording  for CDs, films, and commercials. 

T.C. the 3rd - Vocalist

Born William Theodore Carney III and known as ‘T.C. the 3rd’, hails from Philadelphia, Pa. Coming from a tradition of musicianship, the tutelage of his parents, Trudy Pitts and “Mr. C.”, provided a unique training and exposure to jazz. Vocal expressions and interpretations allow him to perpetuate the legacy of jazz, his greatest love. T.C. has developed, initiated, inspired, networked, and led several jazz bands with talented artists. Some have achieved national and international fame, including J.D. Allen, Orrin Evans, Daryl Hall, Byron Landham, Robert Landham, Duane Eubanks and Rodney Green. T.C. the Third has performed with the Sun Ra Arkestra, Grover Washington Jr., Norman Connors and the Starship Orchestra, Shirley Scott, Jon Hendricks, Gary Bartz, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis and Joe Ford, just to name a few.

George Caldwell - Piano 

A fully tenured jazz piano legend who has served with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as a sideman extraordinaire, and as leader of his own ensembles. Renowned as performer, composer, band leader and teacher, Caldwell presided over the ivory 88s for the Basie Orchestra when the group won a “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance” Grammy in 1996. He’s one of the pre-eminent swing players in modern jazz and instrumental in co-organizing the annual Coltrane celebration at the Burchfield Penney.


Coltrane 2021 is co-presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective and Burchfield Penney Art Center with the generous support of the Cullen Foundation. 

Featured Video

Featured Artwork

Check out the video links listed below, and stay in touch on Facebook and Instagram for the latest releases.

Programs at the Center


Contemporary Environmental Art & Poetics

40 Years of Poetry: Ansie Baird

Buffalo Chamber Players: Stay a While, Stay Forever

LIVE poetry reading featuring Meghann Boltz and Rachel Robles Saeger


Connecting With Artists

Artist Interview: Ron Ehmke 

Watch Ron Ehmke talk about being a performance artist. To learn more about him click here

Let's Check-In With Bethany Krull

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

Artist Interview: Patricia Carter

Watch Patricia Carter talk about her painting  First Prize #2. To learn more about the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:171

Let's Check-In with A.J. Fries and Karen Eckert 

Need a laugh? A.J. Fries and Karen Eckert chime in. For more information on A.J. Fries visit: http://bpac.co/a:320.

Artist Interview: Alberto Rey

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

Artist Interview: John Pfahl

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

Let's Check-In With Artists Pat Foran and Tricia Butski

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.

Artist Interview: Kyle Butler

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

Let's Check-In With The Wajeds: Artists Eman, Alexa, Edreys and Emeka 

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

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.

Let’s Check-In with Artist Dennis Maher

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

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




For Families

Sketch Break!

Every other Tuesday, at 12:30 pm, join us on Facebook Live for a live 15-minute sketch prompt and demonstration with members of our Education Team. Whether you're at work or school, take a break with Burchfield Penney's Sketch Break!

Thank you to our sponsor Hyatt's All Things Creative for their support.

At-Home Art Activities

Create masterpieces based on objects and artworks in our collection! Each activity is based on a work in the permanent collection or a lesson plan. Share your creations with us on Facebook or Instagram using the #burchfieldconnects or @bpartcenter.

Intro to Watercolor Illustration Classes

In search of watercolor painting classes for beginners? Join Art Center Educator, Michaela Worosz, in her creative and relaxing beginner watercolor painting lessonShare your painting with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects


Intro to Watercolor Class Video

Fall Watercolor Class

Winter Watercolor Class

Littered Landscape Lessons (Part 1 and Part 2)

PDF Templates:


Coloring Pages

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


Sketch Together!

Get lost in your creativity with Sketch Together, thoughtful and inspiring art posts to help you carve out moments of self-expression. Burchfield Penney shows you that drawing does not have to be scary – it can be done with any materials, in any color, in any style, and can be done anywhere. Share your sketch with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects


Virtual Community Programs

Emerging out of the museum’s temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual Community Programs are a slate of virtual programming where artists, families, and community members come together to create their own home museums tours, collaborate with other artists, and interact with our community to share common interests and ideas. These videos are published across Burchfield Penney’s website and social media platforms.


Home Museum Tours

Join these families as they guide you through their special Home Museum Tour.

Want to Create Your Own Home Museum Tour? 

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:

  • What do you see?
  • What surprises you in this painting?
  • If you could step into this artwork what would you smell? Feel? Touch?  Would you run or lay down? Jump or climb?
  • What do you think the artist was looking at when they made this?
  • If it’s your own daughter/son artwork, ask “tell me a story about your sculpture or painting, or drawing…”
After your video tour is completed, upload your completed video here.
If you have any questions please email our Art Center Educator at woroszmj@buffalostate.edu 

One Art Many Voices

One Art: Many Voices brings together the voices of six different perspectives around one artwork.
If you'd like to participate in this program, please email our Community Engagement Associate at

Looking Out My Window: Poetry Reading

Looking Out My Window is a project inspired partly by the global “What Do You See from Your Window” posts, and partly by the reality that most of us spent more time looking out our windows since mid-March than we otherwise would. I’ve worked these past months on a series of daily Social Isolation poems, exploring what social isolation might mean, literally and figuratively, on either side of my window. Each poet has tagged another poet or two to share their own responses to Looking Out My Window.
If you'd like to participate in this program, please email our Community Engagement Associate at

For Educators

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 promote looking at a selected artwork in The Center’s collection. Students will observe an artwork, create a sketch, and use critical thinking skills throughout the video.


A Conversation with Art

A Conversation with Art are videos that connect several diverse artworks in the Burchfield Penney Art Center collection with a common theme. The videos promote close observation and critical thinking skills.

Artists for Educators

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is supporting high school art teachers with a new video project. Artists are asked to create a short 4-5-minute video of themselves talking about who they are, the process of being an artist, and their own work. 


If you'd like to participate in this program, please email our Community Engagement Associate at
More Artists for Educators videos coming soon!

Virtual Art Cub

Are you a high school student looking for insight into how to be an artist as a career? You can do that?! Yes! Join Art Club, every month we dive into a new topic about being an artist in the 21st c.
Welcome to Art Club, the Burchfield Penney Art Center's newest program designed for teens to engage and connect with local artists to learn what's it's really like to be an artist. Each month we will explore new themes around processes, preparing for college, and starting a business.

Exploring Exhibits

The Burchfield Penney Art Center supports high school art teachers by connecting their students to the newest exhibitions on view at The Center. Each video is a deep dive into an artwork, artist, or subject matter to give broader context to the exhibition.




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