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The Center blog features writing by the museum staff, volunteers, students and guest writers. If you are interested in contributing to our blog, please send a bio and short statement about your topic to burchfld@buffalostate.edu.You can also participate with the Burchfield Penney on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

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  • Chynna DeSimone: Interning at the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    We never seem to learn about Buffalo's own art history and contemporary art scene. 

  • Donate Your Books!

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    The Burchfield Penney Art Center is once again gathering books for our Annual Book Sale to be held in May. Spring is a great time to go through your books and donate those that you no longer want, making room for new friends on your shelves.

  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    The Burchfield Penney and SUNY Buffalo State are currently searching for an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the Burchfield Penney.

  • Remembering Phyllis Lutwack

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    We learned sadly that our friend Phyllis Lutwack passed away on February 9, 2018. She and her husband Wilton were tremendous supporters of the museum from its earliest years. In 1999, Phyllis received the Esprit de Corps Award for Council/Board Members. She was a member of the Burchfield Penney Artmore

  • Reflections on Wendell Castle

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    With great sadness, the Burchfield Penney Art Center mourns the loss of Wendell Castle, the internationally celebrated artist who died on January 20th at the age of 85. For more than five decades, his creative energies never waned. He truly changed the worlds of sculpture and furniture design tomore

  • Maggie Austin’s Cakes

    Thursday, December 28, 2017

    Maggie Austin has created sugar vases for the Obama family and wields a paintbrush with the expertise of an atelier-trained artist. 

  • Robert G. Wilmers and the Burchfield Penney Art Center

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    The Burchfield Penney Art Center joins the Western New York community in mourning the death of Robert G. “Bob” Wilmers, who served as chief executive officer and chairman of M&T Bank from 1983 until his passing on December 16, 2017. During the past thirty-four years, Mr. Wilmers hasmore

  • Visiting Burchfield at Montclair by Philip Koch

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    An artist's job is to notice the important things that others have overlooked. To call them back to see what they've missed.

  • Charles Burchfield at Montclair Art Museum

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    The exhibition at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey is Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event (through January 7, 2018). The show originates from the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

  • Jones By Anthony Bannon

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    M. Henry Jones, with good reason, calls himself a visual pioneer. He is being modest, and, as always, honest.

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