This Week at the Burchfield Penney

In collaboration with the Buffalo Chamber Players, a unique concert complementing the In The Fullness Of Time exhibition
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:30–9:30 pm

Tickets: $25 General Admission, $5 Student w/ID, Free for Members


The Buffalo Chamber Players collaborate with the Burchfield Penney in a unique concert program complementing In The Fullness Of Time, Painting In Buffalo 1832-1972, an exhibition on view in the Center's East Gallery focusing on painters whose work had a lasting impact on the art and artists of the region.

The ensemble’s concert program explores composers with musical connections to Buffalo and Western New York, including George Crumb, Antonín Dvořák, Morton Feldman, Caroline Mallonee, and Roland E. Martin. The evening's music begins in the Center's auditorium and concludes in the East Gallery.

The concert includes:

George Crumb Black Angels: Thirteen Images from the Dark Land for electric string quartet
Antonín Dvořák Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100, B. 183
Morton Feldman De Kooning for Horn, Percussion, Piano, Violin and Cello
Caroline Mallonee String Tunes
Roland E. Martin New Work TBA

As Buffalo’s preeminent chamber music ensemble, the Buffalo Chamber Players presents innovative music programs performed by our region’s finest musicians. The ensemble’s mission is to challenge, redefine and enhance the public’s perception of chamber music while promoting the city of Buffalo as an inspiring place to live, work, and play.

Recent projects include Western New York premieres of chamber operas by composers John Blow, John Harbison and Roland E. Martin, concert programs incorporating the works of Buffalo visual artists Gerald Mead, Catherine Burchfield Parker, Mark Lavatelli and Martha Visser’t Hooft, and collaborations with area organizations including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and CEPA Gallery.

Formed in 2007 by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra violist Janz Castelo, the group is comprised of members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and other distinguished area musicians. The group’s critically acclaimed concerts explore both historical chamber music masterworks and contemporary works by living composers.


Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6–8 pm

The Veterans Art Academy strives to be beneficial in mind and spirit to those who participate. It is a source for healing, a way to connect to other vets and a means to create friendships and provide support to veterans and their families.

Talking together about art provides a way to relieve stress, past and present. Making art creates a sense of accomplishment and well-being and even discovery of new talents.

This program is free and open to all vets and their families on the third Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and includes gallery experiences and hands-on art making.

For information, please email Mary Kozub at or call 716-878-3156.


Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1:30–2:30 pm

Often communities rely on the work of art critics to provide response to the exhibitions at galleries and museums. Primarily a singular perspective, based in knowledge and consideration of a moment, this tradition is both based on communities with robust writing and an astute writer. We recognize that there are as many ways to consider an object or an entire exhibition as there are backgrounds for the members of our community. As an organization with the goal of working with all our public, we feel that there needs to be a place for the community’s voice to be heard. Free with gallery admission.


Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1:30–3:30 pm

Join the Burchfield Penney for Children’s Book Club, the fourth Sunday of the month.

The program includes the book, a gallery tour and art making project. February's book is The Word Collector  by Sonja Wimmer.

Family/Dual Member Level or higher:

$20 for one child including the book. Additional children of the same family free.

Not yet members: $25 for one child including the book; $5 for each additional child.

Pre-registration STRONGLY encouraged. Call 716-878-6011 during gallery hours.

Call 716-878-3156 or email Mary Kozub at


The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from Erie County and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Featured Upcoming Events

Lecture / Discussion  |  Contemporary Environmental Art & Poetics: Reflections & Performances

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7 pm

Please join us for this panel of performances, discussions of personal artistic practice, and reflections on how contemporary artforms are responding to environmental crisis.


Class / Workshop  |  Color Mixing Unique to Watercolor and Pigment Properties

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:30 am–1:30 pm

Each watercolor pigment is made from a different mineral with unique characteristics, including, staining, sedimentary, and/ or transparent to opaque. 


Hosted Event  |  The Grand Release: I Black Pharaoh: Rise To Power Book Signing

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 2–5 pm

Author Emmanuel Kulu Jr. and I Black Pharaoh Universe Presents...


Tour  |  Curator Tour of IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME, PAINTING IN BUFFALO, 1832-1972

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 1:30 pm

Join exhibition curator Tullis Johnson for a tour of IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME, PAINTING IN BUFFALO, 1832-1972 presented by M&T Bank.


Book Club  |  Attica - Journey Down The Rabbit Hole by Timothy M. Shannon

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 pm

Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist! Set in the aftermath of the 1971 Attica Prison uprising, the novel explores the toll the prison takes on all who enter through the massive iron gates.


Screening  |  BEYOND BOUNDARIES: Knock Down the House

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7–9 pm

This documentary follows four progressive, female Democrats as they run for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections

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