Introducing the Front Yard



The Front Yard at the Center
Turns on at sunset, September 12, 2013

On July 8, the Burchfield Penney announced the Front Yard, an outdoor permanent installation for electronic image and sound. The new gallery will activate at sunset on October 18, transforming the Elmwood Avenue façade of the Center into a 24/7/365 new media gallery. Read more at

Support for the Front Yard comes from a generous lead gift from M&T Bank and an enthusiastic group of private donors, with in-kind support from LP Ciminelli, Rigidized Metals, Buffalo Structural Steel and Klein Steel.


M&T Second Friday is July 12 from 5:30pm
July M&T Second Friday includes the celebration of five new exhibitions: Marilyn: The Douglas Kirkland Photoshoot, Ben Perrone: Illusion/Delusion, Andrew Topolski: Enjambment, Disclosure: Women of the Burchfield Penney Collection and Odyssey, works from Aspire’s iXpress art program.


Save the Date for the 2013 Burchfield Penney Art Auction & Gala
September 20 at the Center
Join co-chairs Burt & Patricia Notarius, Ph.D. and Gina & Erik O’Neill in celebrating five years since the opening of our Gwathmey Siegel designed museum. On September 20 we will honor William J. Magavern II, Lead Donor, Burchfield Penney Capital Campaign and Paula Joy Reinhold, Chair, Burchfield Penney Capital Campaign. Please visit, contact Jim Wyman at 716-878-3739 or for reservations (Individual ticket: $200; Patron ticket: $300) and sponsorship opportunities.

Featured Upcoming Events

Hosted Event  |  LGBT Professionals Network

Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 5–7 pm

LGBT Professionals Network is a professional monthly program hosted by the Pride Center.


Class / Workshop  |  Thursday Watercolor Salon at the Center

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 7–8:30 pm

This week's Thursday Watercolor Salon is hosted by Monica Angle.


Class / Workshop  |  Thursday Watercolor Salon at the Center

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 7–8:30 pm

This week's Thursday Watercolor Salon is hosted  by Ani Hoover.


Screening  |  Marilyn Monroe stars in Niagara

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 7:30–9 pm

Burchfield Penney Art Center executive director Tony Bannon will introduce a screening of the Marilyn Monroe classic Niagara.


Tour  |  Curator Tour with Don Metz and Scott Propeack

Sunday, July 28, 2013, 2–3 pm

The curators will guide guests through the Kirkland, Perrone and Topolski exhibitions

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