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The Front Yard Turned on Forever!

The sweeping zinc facade of the Burchfield Penney Art Center is no longer just a wall. It’s a projection surface. Buffalo’s seasons are no longer just the weather. They’re curators. Elmwood Avenue at Rockwell Road is no longer just another street corner. It’s the Front Yard at the Center—the world’s first permanent, environmentally-responsive, 24/7/365, outdoor audio and image experience. And on October 18, it turned on forever. Learn more at


Oscar-nominee Robert Forster coming to the Burchfield Penney

Academy Award®-nominee Robert Forster, best known for his roles in Medium Cool (1969), Jackie Brown (1997), Heroes (2006-2011), The Decendents (2011) and Breaking Bad (2013), will spend the week of October 27 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State as artist-in-residence. The actor will host two programs during his stay:

A Conversation with Robert Forster
Monday, October 28 at 7:30 pm

Robert Forster will a spend riveting hour of insider movie and theater talk at the Burchfield Penney as part of the actor's artist residency at the Center. Tickets are $10 and free for Buffalo State students. For info and tickets, visit

Robert Forster in The One Man Show
Saturday, November 2 at 8 pm

Forster will share the work of his residency in a one performance-only production, The One Man Show, on Saturday, November 2 at 8 pm. The show, open only to members of the Burchfield Penney and students, faculty and staff of Buffalo State, is an interpretation of a renowned American cultural icon, presented with the assistance of students from Buffalo State’s theater department. Tickets are free for Buffalo State students and $10 Burchfield Penney members/Buffalo State faculty and staff. For info and tickets, visit


Saturday: LehrerDance Returns to the Burchfield Penney

Join LehrerDance for two performances (at 5 and 7:30pm) on Saturday, October 26 at the Burchfield Penney. Tickets and info at


Save the Date: Fifth Anniversary Celebration Launch
November 7 - 10 at the Burchfield Penney

Join us for four-days that celebrate five years in the new museum! Highlights include a performance by A Musical Feast, the opening of Woody Vasulka's Didactic Video, the closing of Let There Be Light, Remembering Yvar (1941-1993): A Piano Marathon, screenings of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - and, the return of Stoney Connors! Find out more at

Featured Upcoming Events

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.


Class / Workshop  |  Painting Trees with Texture: A Fall Landscape

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12:30–4 pm

Kathleen Giles will share her process in this hands-on workshop on how to simplify trees and suggest leaf texture with salt and a spray bottle.


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.


Lecture / Discussion  |  My Appreciation of Watercolor: A Personal View with Sally Treanor

Friday, November 1, 2013, 12:30–1 pm

Enjoy a lunch at the Burchfield Cafe before attending My Appreciation of Watercolor: A Personal View lecture series from 12:30-1:00 p.m.


Lecture / Discussion  |  Burchfield Penney Book Club: Da’s Shillelagh: A Tale of the Irish on the Niagara Frontier by Timothy M. Shannon

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3–5 pm

This portrayal of life on the Niagara Frontier follows Danny and his descendents through the war, building of the Erie Canal, rapid growth of the tiny village of Buffalo, and its emergence as the Queen City of the Lakes.


Special Event  |  Members' Toast Celebrating Five Years in the New Museum

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6–8 pm

Current and Landmark members are invited to join us for a toast celebrating five wonderful years in the Gwathmey-Siegel desgined Burchfield Penney.

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