November News and Events
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Grain Elevators (Evans), c.1931-1933; watercolor, 15 1/4 x 22 1/8 in.; Gift of Members and Friends of the Evans Family, 1979; On view in Charles Burchfield: In His Own Words

November M&T Second Friday is Friday, November 9
On the M&T Second Friday of every month, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney.

November M&T Second Friday includes:


November is a Great Month for Music and Dance at the Burchfield Penney
November's concerts begin on Thursday, November 1 with a mesmerizing duet with the inimitable bassist John Lindberg and the legendary Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet. The following Thursday we are graced with a rare appearance by the incomparable pianist Fred Van Hove. These concerts are in association with Three for a Quarter, One for a Dime, a series of Modern Jazz Performance presented by David Kennedy in conjunction with the Burchfield Penney and Hallwalls. (Recommended donation: $10).

On Friday, November 9 at 8:00pm, as part of M&T Second Fridays, we present Amblongus Pie: Dance Music, Verse, and Song produced by A Musical Feast. The concert features a contemporary musical setting and reading of Edward Lear’s Nonsense Cookery in honor of Lear’s 200th birthday performed by mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang. Also on the program is Four Dances by John Cage performed by Bentley and Huang with the Lehrer Dance Company. A Musical Feast will present The Electronic Playground by John Bacon, inspired by Cage and performed by the Fredonia Faculty Percussion Quartet. Tickets for the concert are $20 for "not-yet" members and $10 for members. Join online at

On November 29 & 30, December 1 & 2, the Burchfield Penney welcomes back Lehrer Dance for three performances. Buffalo's internationally-known touring professional dance company will perform selections from its repertoire. Tickets are $20 for "not-yet" members and $10 for members. Join online at

Tickets for these concerts are available by phone at 716-878-6011 during gallery hours or online.


Artists in Buffalo Holiday Open Studios and Galleries Comes to the Burchfield Penney
Friday, November 30 (5-9pm), Saturday & Sunday, December 1 (11am-6pm) & 2 (11am-6pm)

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is excited to partner this year with Artists in Buffalo for Holiday Open Studios and Galleries. The Burchfield Penney will host more than 30 WNY artists as well as special events in The Museum Store as part of this city-wide event.

For more on the annual Artists in Buffalo, Inc. Holiday Open Studios and Galleries, visit Download the Artists in Buffalo Open Studios and Galleries map here.


Featured Upcoming Events

Special Event  |  M&T Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney

Friday, November 9, 2012, 4–8 pm

Join the Burchfield Penney for M&T November's Second Friday.


Lecture / Discussion  |  John Jennings on Steel Hard Skin: Politics of the Black Body in American Comics and Sequential Art

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 2–4 pm

This presentation analyzes the commonalities between the fictionalized qualities around the nature of black skin and the stereotypes of the hard black body in the depictions of black superheroes.


Screening  |  Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7–9 pm

Once in a Lullaby premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won the “Best Documentary Award” at the New Jersey International Film Festival, part of Consider the Alternatives film series.


Class / Workshop  |  POSTPONED: How to Make a Cartoon Strip

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 2–3:30 pm

Explore cartoon themes and story lines. Develop your own cartoon style and characters.

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