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.

    • Charles Wright

      On June 12, 2014, the Library of Congress announced that Wright would serve as Poet Laureate of the United States.

    • 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