The Front Yard Turns on Forever. Friday 10/18/13.

The Front Yard at the Burchfield Penney is Turning On Forever. October 18 at Sunset.

On October 18, the Front Yard at the Center—the world’s first permanent, environmentally responsive, 24/7/365, outdoor audio and image experience—is turning on forever. To celebrate, we’re closing Elmwood Avenue in front of the Burchfield Penney for a community street party from 5:30 until 9:30 pm. Join us for the festivities, including a live musical performance by Tomás Henriques. Then at sunset (approximately 6:28 pm), the projection towers turn on forever. The Burchfield Penney's galleries are open until 9:30pm.

For details visit or join the conversation #frontyard. Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends!

We are happy to welcome The Black Market Food Truck, Roaming Buffalo, Lloyd's Taco Truck, Amy’s Food Truck, Rolling Joe Café, Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs, Whole Hog and House of Munch to the Front Yard celebration


10th Annual Cinegael Buffalo 2013 Hidden Ireland: A celebration of Ireland in documentary film 1927-2012

riverrun and the Irish Film Institute present Hidden Ireland, a free series of 20 films about Ireland from the archives of the Irish Film Institute on October 18-19 at the Burchfield Penney. All films are free and open to the public. Download the poster here for the full schedule of films. A highlight of the program is a talk by Tony Donoghue on Friday at 7pm, whose film Irish Folk Furniture, won best short animation at the Sundance Film Festival.



Lehrer Dance Returns to the Burchfield Penney
October 26 at 5:30 & 7:30 pm

Get to know Buffalo's internationally touring professional dance company, Lehrer Dance, as they perform selections from their dynamic repertoire in an intimate setting at two performances at the Burchfield Penney: October 26 at 5:00 & 7:30 pm. Experience the artistry, athleticism, and pure joy of Lehrer Dance - up close and personal. Don't miss your chance to see the company one last time in Buffalo before they embark on a 3-week European tour and a return trip to Russia!

Tickets: $10 Burchfield Penney members; $20 "not yet" members. Call 716-878-6011 during gallery hours. Tickets are also available online at

Featured Upcoming Events

Demonstration  |  Anne Abgott, AWS, NWS

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7–9 pm

The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society is holding a watercolor demonstration by Anne Abgott, AWS, NWS at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. All are welcome to attend this event at no charge.


Class / Workshop  |  Capturing Burchfield: Plein Air Watercolor Painting at the Center

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11 am–2 pm

Watercolorists gather your paints and water buckets and surround the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Plein Air painting is a tradition of holding onto a moment of time in an inspiring landscape.


Lecture / Discussion  |  Second Buffalo Food Policy Summit: Just Lead the Way to Better School Meals

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 5–8 pm

Two programs that are part of the 2nd Buffalo Food Policy Summit are held at the Burchfield Penney.


Class / Workshop  |  Annual Evening for Educators

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 4–6:30 pm

We welcome all current and future Western New York educators to our annual Evening for Educators. Please come join us as we celebrate the beginning of another school year.


Tour  |  Artist Tour with Anna Scime

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2–3 pm

Anna Scime will talk to visitors about Spore Print Film Series, her installation in the Project Space.

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