BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER IS NOW OPEN
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, (early entry hours of 10 AM - 11 AM reserved for members and those at increased risk), 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.
At this time, the museum will not host group gatherings or in-person programming, but 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.
Join us for May M&T Second Friday on Friday May 14th!
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 Thier 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
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Song of the Telegraph, 1917-1952; watercolor on paper, 34 x 53 inches; 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)
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Wild Sweet Peas in a Summer Rain, 1961-65; Watercolor on paper, 48 x 31 inches; Collection of Rose-Marie and William S. Shanahan
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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
Check out Burchfield Connects newest live program, 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 at school, take a break with Burchfield Penney's Sketch Break. Thank you to our sponsor Hyatt's All Things Creative for their support.
In search of watercolor painting classes 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
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
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
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.
Join these families as they guide you through their special 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:
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 (TALK) are short videos created for Art Teachers that promotes 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.
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.
Make a gift today. Your generosity will make certain that the Center can continue to be the place where artists and the community connect through exhibitions and programming.