Friday is M&T Second Friday!
Alexander O. Levy (1881-1947), Squaw Island Winter Eve [detail], c. 1920



M&T Second Friday is January 9

On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney. Gallery admission is free all day (10 am-8 pm) with special events and programs beginning at 5:30 pm.   

5:30-7:30 pm Live Music by HEARsay featuring David Kane, Michael Miskuly & Catherine Carfagna in the Reception Area

5:30-7:30 pm  Drop-in Art Making Workshop in the Studio Classroom

7:30 pm  Screening & Discussion Thomas Merton The Centennial of His Birth   including a screening of Soul Searching: The Journal of Thomas Merton (2008) followed by a discussion with noted Merton experts Christine M. Bochen and Reverend Dan Riley, O.F.M. in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium. More info at

Gallery hours are until 8 pm! Don't miss Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield,Alexander O. Levy: American Painter, Art Deco Artist and so much more! Info on what's on view is at




The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the American Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council for the Arts and Erie County. Additional support is provided by SUNY Buffalo State, the Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the Mary A.H. Rumsey Foundation, the James Carey Evans Endowment and Burchfield Penney members and friends.

Featured Upcoming Events

Performance  |  HEARsay

Friday, January 9, 2015, 5:30–7:30 pm

HEARsay is an instrumental trio that invokes the spirits of Gypsy violin, Astor Piazolla sensibilities and Brian Eno-like atmospheres with a dash of Henry Mancini collaborating with Nick Cave. 


Screening  |  Thomas Merton the Centennial of his Birth

Friday, January 9, 2015, 7:30–9 pm

In a celebration of 100th anniversary of Merton’s birth, the Burchfield Penney Art Center presents a screening of the PBS film by Morgan Atkinson, Soul Searching: The Journal of Thomas Merton followed by a discussion with Christine M. Bochen and


Tour  |  Curator Tour of Exalted Nature: The Read and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2–3 pm

Curator Nancy Weekly leads a tour of this landmark exhibition.


Tour  |  Curator Tour of Alexander O. Levy: American Artist, Art Deco Painter

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2–3 pm

Scott Propeack and Albert Michaels lead a tour of the exhibition.

Quick Links

Hours & Admission Current Exhibitions Join Online
The Museum Store Upcoming Events Donate Online
The Museum Cafe The Collection Volunteer
Tours The Archives Event Rental
Education Charles E. Burchfield Contact
1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222   716 878 6011   eMail   Facebook   Twitter
© 2020 Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State