September Exhibitions and Events
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Thistles and Queen Anne's Lace (detail), c. 1922-27



Opening Celebration for Four New Exhibitions
Thursday, September 12 from 5:30-7:30pm

Join us for the opening of Anne Frank: A History for Today (organized by The Anne Frank Center USA and presented in collaboration with Buffalo State's Anne Frank Project), Charles Burchfield: By Design, Charles Burchfield: Evidence of Intent and Snap Out of It! Photographs by Missy Kennedy Cleary. Gallery hours are until 9 pm on Thursdays. The evening includes music by Concertina All Stars from 5:30-7:30 pm. For a special treat, at 6 pm Unusually Different will perform Andrew Topolski's Navigator in the East Gallery.

September M&T Second Friday offers gallery hours until 8pm on Friday, September 13. It's a great chance to experience Marilyn: the Douglas Kirkland Photoshoot and Andrew Topolski: Enjambment before the exhibitions close on September 15. 


Annual Art Auction and Gala
Friday, September 20 from 6-11pm
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. RSVPs are due by September 6. Get a preview of works in the auction at


SAVE THE DATE: The Front Yard at the Center Turns on Forever on Friday, October 18, 2013

Join us at 5:30 pm in the Front Yard at the Burchfield Penney Art Center for a community street party celebrating the unveiling of this one-of-a-kind gallery experience. The festivities include a live musical performance by Tomas Henrique, and then at sunset (approximately 6:28 pm) the trio of projection towers turns on forever to play the weather, reading sensors to create audio and image work by a dynamic array of artists presented throughout the night and beyond.

The opening of the Front Yard—the world’s first permanent, environmentally-responsive, 24/7/365, outdoor new media gallery—features a premier of Brian Milbrand’s Afterglow Arrangements (2013), newly re-mastered pieces by the late Paul Sharits and Hollis Frampton, and works by Steina, Barbara Lattanzi, Meg Knowles & Chris Gallant, and more artists throughout the night. An ever expanding collection of works will be unveiled in the weeks, months, and years that follow.


A New Series of Watercolor Classes and Discussions for Fall

The International Center for Watercolor presents a new series of workshop and discussions this September, October and November. Check out the schedule at This month's workshops include Watercolor 101 with Jeff Watkins on September 14 and Carol Case Siracuse's Watercolor Journals: Travel Diaries on September 21.


Attention Educators!

Save the date of Thursday, October 24 for the 2013 Evening for Educators. More information is coming soon on this free event or contact Mary Kozub at A professional development workshop is hosted by Kathy Shiroki on Thursday, October 17. The cost is $30 for Burchfield Penney members/$40 for "not yet" members. To register, email Kathy at Both programs provide participation verification which may be accepted by school districts for credit. 2013-14 is Buffalo State's Year of the Teacher. For more professional development opportunities, please visit


Special Programs are Part of Anne Frank: A History for Today

Three WNY Holocaust survivors will speak during the run of Anne Frank: A History for TodaySofia Veffer, whose story mirrors that of Anne Frank in many ways, will speak at 10 am on September 17. Marianne Goldstein, who escaped with her grandparents from Nazi Germany in 1936, will speak at 10 am on September 18. Sol Messinger, a survivor of the “Voyage of the Damned” on the St. Louis, a passenger boat, will speak at noon on September 25.

Featured Upcoming Events

Opening Celebration  |  Opening Celebration for Four Exhibitions

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

Join the Burchfield Penney for the opening of four exhibitions: Anne Frank: A History for Today, Charles E. Burchfield: By Design, Charles E. Burchfield: Evidence of Intent and Snap Out of It: Photographs by Missy Kennedy Cleary.


Lecture / Discussion  |  Leslie-Lohman Queer Art Lecture Series presents Cathy Opie

Monday, September 16, 2013, 7–9 pm

Presented by UB’s Department of Visual Studies, in partnership with New York City’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and the Burchfield Penney.


Hosted Event  |  Pedro Noguera: Education and Social Transformation: Creating Schools That Can Meet the Needs of a Changing Society

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 12:15–1 pm

Pedro Noguera was a classroom teacher in public schools in Providence, RI and Oakland, CA and continues to work with schools nationally and internationally as a researcher and advisor.


Hosted Event  |  A Musical Feast Benefit Concert for Claudia Hoca

Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:30–9:30 pm

**THANK YOU FOR THE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT** Auditorium seating is sold out, but limited seating is available in the Reception Area for a simulcast of the performance.

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