Exalted Nature Opens Tonight!
Charles Burchfield, Midsummer Caprice [detail], 1945



Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield Opens Tonight as part of M&T Second Friday
December 12, 2014

Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield, co-organized by the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State and Brandywine River Museum of Art, features more than 60 works by Charles Burchfield, providing a remarkable opportunity to examine the the artist's luminous, personal interpretations of the world around him. Exalted Nature spans the breadth of Burchfield's six decades of painting, tightly focusing on his vibrant landscapes of color, light and movement. 


M&T Second Friday
December 12 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 www.BurchfieldPenney.org. RSVP on Facebook, and invite your friends! 

5:30-7:30  pm Opening Celebration: Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield and Phillip Stearns: A Chandelier for One of Many Possible Ends

5:30-7:30 pm  Happy Hour with live music by Nikki Hicks and Momma Biscuits

5:30-7:30 pm Drop-in Art Making Workshop

7:00 pm  Writers and Poets Series: Susan Nusbaum and Sherry Robbins


Holiday Shopping at the Burchfield Penney Museum Store Supports the Center!

Every sale in the Museum Store supports the Center’s exhibitions and programs. The Store carries the works of more than 100 WNY artists, from jewelry to pottery, handbags, totes, books, and more, directly benefitting our local artisans. Shop online or in person! Members receive 10% off of all purchases.

Enjoy additional discounts during the 12 Days of Burchfield 

**Members receive 20% off of the following categories/"not yet" members receive a 10% discount**

Thursday, December 11 Children’s Gifts
Friday, December 12 Pottery
Saturday, December 13 Stationery
Sunday, December 14 Scarves, Ties & T-shirts
Tuesday December 16 Jewelry & Pins
Wednesday, December 17 Books
Thursday, December 18 Prints & Posters
Friday, December 19 Handbags & Wallets
Saturday, December 20 Holiday Gifts (ornaments/gift-wrap & tags/popcorn)
Sunday, December 21 Wood & Glass
Tuesday, December 23 Any 1 Item
Wednesday, December 24 Any 1 Item

The Burchfield Penney and Museum Store are open until 5 pm on Christmas Eve.


Give the Gift of Membership this Holiday Season!

Give the gift that gives all year long—the gift of a Burchfield Penney membership! Gift memberships are available at every level and are available at our holiday sale 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! Gift memberships are available in the Museum Store and are beautifully gift wrapped! Prices valid until December 31, 2014 only. 

Consider a Year-End Gift to the Burchfield Penney

As 2014 comes to a close, consider a year-end gift to the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Your support makes possible all that we do at The Center! Donate online at www.BurchfieldPenney.org or call 716-878-3547. Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.




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

Class / Workshop  |  Handmade Holiday Gifts

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 1:30–3 pm

All participants will have the opportunity to choose from a range of materials to design and create handmade objects to serve as holiday gifts, seasonal decorations for the home and unique accessories


Special Event  |  Discussion and Book Signing with Ben Perrone

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2–4 pm

Join artist Ben Perrone and chief curator Scott Propeack for a discusson of Perrone's career. This event takes place in celebration of the publication of a new book celebrating Perrone's career.


Class / Workshop  |  CREATIVE PLAY GROUP

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10:30–11:15 am

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

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