December News and Events
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Solitude (detail), [1918] 1944-63. On view in Charles E. Burchfield: In His Own Words


In Memoriam

…To produce great work an artist must first have a high aim and ideal. Then his difficulties and
obstacles will not hinder him -

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Volume 38, January 7, 1931, p. 12.

We are saddened by the passing of four artists who were an important part of our Burchfield Penney community:

Olga Bajusova
(September 8, 1954-November 18, 2012)
Catherine B. Parker (December 31, 1926-November 6, 2012)
Manuel "Spain" Rodriguez (March 2, 1940-November 28, 2012)
Arthur E. Smith (February 28, 1917-November 9, 2012)

A book of remembrance is now part of the exhibition Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels and Revolution in the East Gallery. Please visit, and share your thoughts.


Artists in Buffalo Holiday Open Studios and Galleries Comes to the Burchfield Penney
Friday, November 30 (5-9pm), Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2 (11am-6pm)
The Burchfield Penney will host more than 30 WNY artists as well as special events in The Museum Store as part of Holiday Open Studios and Galleries.  Download the Artists in Buffalo Open Studios and Galleries map here. All artists are donating 20% of sales to support the Burchfield Penney. The Burchfield Cafe is featuring specials and holiday treats all weekend long, including Jerry's famous homemade eggnog.


Elska Performs on Saturday, December 8 at 11am
“Elska is crazy awesome electronic funderworld faerie tunes for the whole family.” - Mike Jorgensen, Wilco

A blend of theatre, storytelling and musical performance, Elska whisks away children and families on a musical tour of her Arctic home and introduces them to the island’s wonderful inhabitants. For more information, visit Tickets: $8 (members and children); $10 (“not-yet” members) Free: Under 2. Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at 716-878-6011 during gallery hours.


M&T Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney
Friday, December 14 from 4-8pm

December M&T Second Friday includes free gallery admission from 4-8pm. Don't miss more than 10 exhibitions on view at the Center including McCallum Tarry: Intersections, Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels and Revolution, Charles Burchfield: In His Own Words and Well Crafted. For the first time ever at the Burchfield Penney, a public tour for guests who are sight impaired will be offered at 4pm. For more information on what's on view at the Center, visit

Also on December 14, enjoy a Holiday Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30pm with live music by student performers from the Buffalo State College Music Department under the direction of Rick Fleming, Museum Store Open House and a Holiday Card Calligraphy Workshop.


Give the Gift of a Burchfield Penney Membership this Holiday Season!
Receive a free one-year subscription to Buffalo Spree magazine ($26 value) with the purchase of a gift membership or new membership at any level. Call 716-878-3595, shop online or visit The Museum Store at the Burchfield Penney for information or to purchase this special offer! Valid through December 31, 2012.

Featured Upcoming Events

Performance  |  An Intimate Evening with Lehrer Dance

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7 pm

Lehrer Dance performs at the Burchfield Penney on November 29, 30 and December 1.


Special Event  |  Lunch and Shopping Event

Friday, December 7, 2012, 11 am–3 pm

Meet three artists whose jewelry is part of The Museum Store at the Burchfield Penney.


Special Event  |  Children's Holiday Fun

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 1–5 pm

Stop into The Museum Store for children's holiday activities.


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

Friday, December 14, 2012, 4–8 pm

Join the Burchfield Penney for December's Second Friday featuring a Holiday Happy Hour and Museum Store Open House


Special Event  |  The Museum Store is Open on Christmas Eve from 10am-3pm

Monday, December 24, 2012, 10 am–3 pm

The galleries will be closed on Monday, December 24 - but The Museum Store will be open for holiday shopping from 10am-3pm.

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