Past Events

  • Feb25

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Dr. Crystal Fleming "How to be Less Stupid about Race"

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12:15–1:30 pm

    Please join us in supporting and welcoming Dr. Fleming as our keynote speaker for Black History Month 2020.

  • Nov21

    Lecture / Discussion  |  The Past is Present: a discussion with civic leaders in 2019

    Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6–8 pm

    Join us on November 21st for a conversation with civic leaders and activists about how our communities try to ensure that “never again means never again.” 

  • Oct27

    Lecture / Discussion  |  RESCHEDULED: Seasons on the Cusp: Exploring Weather and Climate Transitions

    Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2–3:15 pm

    Climatologist and SUNY Buffalo State professor Stephen Vermette, Ph.D. returns to the Burchfield Penney Art Center with new perspectives on Charles E. Burchfield’s artwork that portray the fickle transition of seasons, as well as observations on 21st-century Western New York weather andmore

  • Oct24

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Book Signing : Susan Nusbaum

    Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7–9 pm

    The poems in this collection travel across lifetimes, each twist and turn of the outer world reflecting an inner landscape, narratives unfolding against ever-changing backdrops-- places, seasons, decades. They trace the complexities of an ordinary life through the histories and environmentsmore

  • Oct10

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Artist Talk: Valentino Dixon - Art and Social Justice w/WGRZ-TV reporter-anchor Claudine Ewing

    Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7 pm

    WGRZ-TV reporter-anchor Claudine Ewing will interview the artist, exoneree and criminal justice reform advocate about art therapy and social justice reform

  • Sep28

    Lecture / Discussion  |  The “Nature Paintings” of Alexander von Humboldt: His Revolutionary use of Art to Reveal Scientific Concepts

    Saturday, September 28, 2019, 2 pm

    Buffalo is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of German-born Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a towering figure in the natural sciences of the 19th century. 

  • Sep26

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Book Signing : Jeff Simon Interviews William Coupon & Anthony Bannon

    Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:30–8 pm

    Free with Gallery Admission 

  • Mar24

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Seeing Buffalo through Charles Burchfield’s Eyes

    Sunday, March 24, 2019, 2 pm

    Steve Cichon will share thoughts and images about how Burchfield’s art reflected some of the rich Buffalo history that he has shared in books and blogs.

  • Feb24

    Lecture / Discussion  |  Charles Burchfield’s Wallpaper Designs: Then and Now

    Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2 pm

    Hear about Burchfield historic wallpaper designs from the 1920s from Burchfield Scholar Nancy Weekly, and then marvel at the hand silk-screened reproductions by Red Disk and their new design, “Idle Diversions,” that pays homage to Burchfield’s lively doodles. Presenting on thismore

  • Nov 8

    Lecture / Discussion  |  "Meet the Artist: Anne Currier”

    Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:30–7:30 pm

    Anne Currier will offer insight into the inspiration for her sculptures and a behind-the-scenes look at the collaboration with Boston Valley Terra Cotta and the processes involved in the fabrication of the tile panels on view in her exhibition, Display: Sculpture by Anne Currier. Time formore

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