December News and Events
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Milkweed, 1929, on view in By Design



Artists in Buffalo Holiday Sale at the Burchfield Penney
December 6 (5-9 pm), 7 & 8 (11 am – 6 pm Sat-Sun)

The Burchfield Penney is once again a host site for Artists in Buffalo’s Annual Holiday Open Galleries and Studios Sale, a GREAT way to shop local this holiday season, support WNY artists and the Burchfield Penney! Burchfield’s Café is open all weekend with holiday specials, including Jerry’s famous eggnog!

More than 30 artists will be featured: Aremel Soaps, Art FX Glass, Jackie Albarella, Avalon, Burchfield Penney Museum Store, Bliss Designs, Buffalo Art Prints, Buffalo Gal Organics, Sarah Blackman, C Designs and Illustrations, Linda Kissel Collignon, DaVoria, David Day, Mike Duflo, Evolve Designs Artisan Jewelry, hm2jewelry by Heather Mordaunt, justbeachy, Mike Killelea, Alison E. Kurek, Junko McGee, Margaret McGowan, Ronna Mink, Mundo Images, Patrice Nash, chary l. robbins, Rosanna Cappellino, roadkiln, Evette Slaughter, Julia Duax-Skop, Studio Hart, Pat Sorbini, Temi Kucinski, Woodman Farms and Zenjoy.



M&T Second Friday
Friday, December 13 from 5:30 pm

December M&T Second Friday is packed with great events including new works in the Front Yard by Ron Ehmke, Meg Knowles and Brian Milbrand.

5:30-7:30 pm
Opening Celebration of Timothy Noble’s Semi-Automatic Chalkboard in the Collection Study Gallery

Live Music by Son of the Sun in the Reception Area

Holiday Art Making Workshop in the Studio Classroom

6:00 pm
Screening of Streets of Art: A New film by Nate Peracciny in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium

Book signing with Burchfield Penney Artist-in-Residence Janelle Lynch in The Museum Store

6:30 pm
A Discussion of Street Art with Ian DeBeer and Max Collins in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium

The galleries are open until 8:00 pm.


Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Four Screenings in December
Sunday, December 8 & 29 at 2 pm and Thursday, December 5 & 12 at 7:30 pm

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, created by Michael Giallombardo, Joey Giambra, Joe DiLeo and Ken Giangreco, is a docu-drama that examines the rise of Italian-Americans on Buffalo’s West Side. The story begins in 1939 during the Great Depression and is an odyssey told clearly through narrative, original music, graphic vignettes and moving pictures. Call 716-878-6011 during gallery hours for tickets and information or visit


Save Me a Seat!
Sponsor a seat in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium

Support the Burchfield Penney through our Save Me a Seat program. For a limited time, seats in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium are available for naming opportunities. Each seat is adorned with a plaque recognizing the donor(s) or as a memorial for a loved one. Aisle seats are $1500 and all others are $1000. For more information, call the Development office at 716-878-3739 or email Jim Wyman at Download the Save Me a Seat order form at


Fifth Anniversary Membership Special

In honor of the fifth anniversary of the Gwathmey Siegel-designed Burchfield Penney Art Center, we would like to thank our Burchfield Penney family with a special membership discount. Purchase a new or gift membership - or renew your current membership - between November 1 - December 31, 2013 at 2008 rates: (Individual $30, Family/Dual $45, Friend $100, Curator’s Circle $250, Director’s Circle $500, Burchfield’s Circle $1,000). To take advantage of this offer, call 716-878-3547, join or renew online or visit the Burchfield Penney! Offer valid through December 31, 2013 only.


Featured Upcoming Events

Tour  |  Artist and Juror Tour of Art in Craft Media 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7–9 pm

Join artists and jurors from Art in Craft Media for a tour of the exhibition followed by discussion in Burchfield's Cafe.


Lecture / Discussion  |  My Appreciation of Watercolor: A Personal View with Nancy Weekly

Friday, December 6, 2013, 12:30–1 pm

Enjoy a lunch at the Burchfield's Cafe before attending My Appreciation of Watercolor: A Personal View with Nancy Weekly.


Tour  |  Curator Tour of Craft in Black and White with Nancy Weekly

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Nancy Weekly, head of collections/Charles Cary Rumsey curator, will lead a tour of Craft in Black and White.


Tour  |  Artist Tour of Snap Out of It! with Missy Kennedy Cleary

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 2–3 pm

Photographer Missy Kennedy Cleary will lead a tour of the exhibition Snap Out of It!


Lecture / Discussion  |  Burchfield Penney Book Club: High Hopes: The Rise and Decline of Buffalo New York by Mark Goldman

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3–5 pm

High Hopes analyzes and interprets the historical forces--external and internal--that have shaped New York's second largest city.

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