Thursday, September 12! Opening Celebration and Live Music!
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Robins and Crocuses [detail], 1923

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

Join us for the opening of:

The evening includes music by Concertina All Stars from 5:30-7:30 pm.

For a special treat, at 6 pm, Unusually Different presents a rare performance of Andrew Topolski's Navigator in the East Gallery.

Gallery hours are until 9 pm on Thursdays.


M&T Second Friday on September 13
Open galleries until 8 pm

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, and all of the exhibitions on view


Annual Art Auction and Gala
Friday, September 20 from 6-11pm

Limited seating remains for the 2013 Art Auction and Gala. Please visit, contact Jim Wyman at 716-878-3739 or for reservations (Individual ticket: $200; Patron ticket: $300) and sponsorship opportunities. Get a preview of works in the auction at

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Featured Upcoming Events

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.


Class / Workshop  |  Watercolor Journals: Travel Diaries

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 1–3:30 pm

Watermedia artist Carol Case Siracuse will present her process of sketching, painting and demonstrate the methods used to capture subjects.


Special Event  |  Museum Day Live!

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10 am–5 pm

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is pleased to participate in Museum Day Live!, organized by Smithsonian Magazine.


Performance  |  A Musical Feast

Friday, October 11, 2013, 8–10 pm

A Musical Feast performs as part of M&T Second Friday.


Opening Celebration  |  Art in Craft Media 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 6–8 pm

Join Mrs. Sylvia L. Rosen and the Burchfield Penney Art Center for the opening of Art in Craft Media 2013.


Special Event  |  The Front Yard Turns On Forever

Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:30–9:30 pm

Celebration includes Brian Milbrand’s Afterglow Arrangements (2013), re-mastered pieces by the late Paul Sharits and Hollis Frampton, and works by Steina, Barbara Lattanzi, Meg Knowles & Chris Gallant.

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