November Exhibitions and Events
Alexander O. Levy, The Bathers (1928) [detail]

M&T Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney
Friday, November 14 from 5:30 pm

On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, 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. Gallery admission is free all day (10 am-8 pm) with special events and programs beginning at 5:30 pm. More information at RSVP on Facebook, and invite your friends!

5:30-7:30 pm Opening celebration of Alexander O. Levy: American Artist, Art Deco Painter in the East Gallery and David Moog: When the Self if Not in the Budin Corridor and Collection Study Galleries.

5:30-7:30 pm Drop-in Art Making Workshop in the Studio Classroom

8:00 pm A Musical Feast Tickets: $10 Burchfield Penney members, $20 “not yet” members.
Buy online or call 716-878-6011 during gallery hours.


Celebrating Art Deco and the Art of Alexander Levy

Saturday, November 15

William Gerdts , Ph.D. wrote in his essay for the book published in conjunction with the exhibition of Alexander O. Levy: American Artist, Art Deco Painter: “A strong attachment to Art Deco characterizes only a portion of Alexander Levy’s achievement, but the underlying principles which guided him into its exploration, a sense of and belief in his art as a creative rather than purely naturalistic expression, is inherent in all his painting.”

2 pm   Screening: Metropolis (1927): Metropolis is one of the great achievements of the silent era, a work so audacious in its vision and so angry in its message that it is, if anything, more powerful today than when it was made."The British Film Institute called Metropolis the 35th greatest film of all time. Learn more at

7:30 pm  Alexander O. Levy: American Artist, Art Deco Painter: A discussion with co-curator and essayist Albert Michaels, Ph.D., essayist Bruce Fisher and John Conlin, Buffalo historian and preservationist moderated by Burchfield Penney chief curator and exhibition co-curator Scott Propeack about the art of Alexander Levy and the influence of the time in which he lived in Buffalo. More at

Programs are free with gallery admission. Free for Burchfield Penney members and Buffalo State students, faculty and staff. 


Jenna Ricker Discusses The American Side
Thursday, November 6 at 7 pm, part of Ideas Prime

Jenna Ricker and Greg Stuhr, the co-writers, director and star of The American Side, a feature film recently shot in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, will share clips from their upcoming film that illustrate how films from these eras, the history and architecture of this city inspired their work. The film premiered last month at the Woodstock Film Festival to great reviews. Read about it in The Hollywood Reporter. And, join us Thursday!

RSVP on Facebook, and learn more at

Admission is free with gallery admission. (Free for Burchfield Penney members, Buffalo State students, faculty and staff).


Antique Appraisers Road Show
Saturday and Sunday, November 8 & 9 from 9 am – 6 pm

There will be experts in ceramics, jewelry, silver, furniture, stamps, coins, toys, military relics, books, sports memorabilia, Chinese and Japanese objects, rugs, tapestries, prints, posters, paintings, drawings, sculpture and other collectibles.

Also featured is a presentation by Walter Bazar, an expert in 19th- and 20th-century painting. on the benefits and pitfalls of buying and selling fine art. Collin Fraser, former head of Christie’s stamp department, will offer a presentation and discussion on stamps. Other talks will be scheduled as well.

For more information, call (518) 242-0858. Admission is $5 per item, with funds going to support the Burchfield Penney. More info at




The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the American Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council for the Arts and Erie County. Additional support is provided by SUNY Buffalo State, the Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the Mary A.H. Rumsey Foundation, the James Carey Evans Endowment and Burchfield Penney members and friends.


Featured Upcoming Events


Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30–9 pm

SUNY Buffalo State’s Office of Equity and Campus Diversity, Communication Department, the Office of Student Life and Burchfield Penney Art Center are partnering to create Beyond Boundaries: Dare to be Diverse, a dynamic, year-long program designed to initiate


Class / Workshop  |  CREATIVE PLAY GROUP

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:30–11:15 am

Children and their caregivers will explore materials together in a developmentally appropriate and supportive environment. 


Performance  |  Vocalis: Romantic Aspirations

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4–6 pm

A surrender to Nature; a fascination with the past; a turn towards the exotic; a longing for the infinite; a celebration of national identity; an emphasis on the expression of emotion. Join Vocalis as it explores the diversity of the Romantic period, with music by Brahms, Grieg, Bruckner,


Screening  |  CANCELLED: Bruce Jackson: Getting Gatsby Right

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7–9 pm

This program has been cancelled due to the weather-related closure of Buffalo State

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