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20% off Membership to the Burchfield Penney Art Center!

From now through December 31st receive a 20% discount on memberships up to the friend level to the Burchfield Penney Art Center. And thanks to the generous support of Hyatt’s All Things Creative, all **NEW** family memberships, normally $75, are now only $50!

Your membership helps support local artists and cultural programming for the Western New York community! Join online, visit the Burchfield Penney or contact Shawn Schlifke, Development Associate, at (716) 878-4526 or by email at




Explore 140 years of our region’s diverse visual history through this selection of 100 works by renowned Western New York artists. From the city’s rise as a boomtown following the completion of the Erie Canal to its post-industrial days to its current resurgence, Buffalo has always been—and still is—a place rich in great art and artists.

In the Fullness of Time: Painting in Buffalo 1832-1972 is presented by M&T Bank. Learn more at

For a complete listing of what is on view at the Burchfield Penney, visit


Shop local and shop handmade this holiday season at the Burchfield Penney Museum Store

Burchfield Penney members receive 10% off all purchases, and gift wrapping is always free! Learn more at The Museum Store is open during gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10am-5 pm, Thursday from 10am-8pm and Sunday from 11am-4pm. The Center is open from 10am-5pm on Christmas Eve. 




Featured Upcoming Events

Book Club  |  The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair by Margaret Creighton

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 6:30 pm

The Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, dazzled with its new rainbow-colored electric lights. It showcased an array of wonders, like daredevils attempting to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, or the “Animal King” putting the smallest woman in the world and also terrifying …


Special Event  |  Stay Gold: A Celebration of WNY Art

Friday, January 10, 2020, 4–10 pm

Join us on January 10th, 2020, for Stay Gold, as part of our M&T sponsored Second Fridays! 


Tour  |  Interior with Portraits: What the work teaches us with Janet Wetter

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 1:30 pm

Explore in depth the masterpiece Interior with Portraits, c. 1865 by Thomas Le Clear from the collection of Smithsonian American Art Museum with docent and Burchfield Penney board member Janet Wetter.


Class / Workshop  |  Transforming Artifacts #1

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11 am–2 pm

Looking into the "attic" of our lives: What do we have? What does it mean?  How can we interpret what we've found? 

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