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Frequently Asked Questions

Following are some of the most frequently asked questions at the Burchfield Penney. If you have additional questions or comments that will help us enrich your experience, please email or call (716) 878-6011.

For information on how we are handling the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to our Safety First news release. 


When is the Burchfield Penney open?
Please visit the Hours & Admissions page for the most up-to-date information.


How do I get to the Burchfield Penney, and where do I park?
The Burchfield Penney is located at 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222, on the campus of Buffalo State College. Please visit the Directions and Parking page for detailed directions and parking information.


How do I become a member?
We welcome new members to the Burchfield Penney community, and invite you to visit the Membership page of this website to learn about the substantial benefits available to members at all levels.


What will I see? How do I know if my favorite artist / artwork will be on display?
With dozens of exhibitions each year, the artwork in our galleries is constantly changing. Information about current and upcoming exhibitions is always available – simply visit the Exhibitions section of this website.


Is the Burchfield Penney kid-friendly?
Absolutely. From hands-on workshops in the kid-focused Studio Classroom to eating sandwiches in The Museum Café, children of all ages will cherish their visit to the Burchfield Penney. The Burchfield Penney also offers drop in art making workshops during M&T Second Friday as well as our monthly Kid's Book Club.


Can I have my wedding / business meeting / other event at the Burchfield Penney?
Yes, you can have your wedding, cocktail party, conference or nearly any event at the Burchfield Penney, with an array of exceptional artwork serving as the perfect backdrop. The Burchfield Penney offers indoor and outdoor areas available for rent, catering by Oliver’s Restaurant, access to the galleries with the option of private tours, and much more. Please visit our Event Rental page for full details and contact information. 


Is there a coatroom, and are lockers available?
For the convenience of our guests, there are lockers available, as well as a coatroom located at the gallery entrance. The lockers require a refundable quarter and are available during hours of operation. All large bags (over 13" x 17"), backpacks, tripods and umbrellas should be placed in a locker prior to entering the galleries.


What else can I do around the Burchfield Penney?
Buffalo, the Elmwood Village and the Buffalo State College community offer a wealth of sightseeing opportunities and other activities. Please click here to learn more about things to do in Western New York.


How do I contact the Burchfield Penney?
Just visit the Contact page for phone numbers, email addresses and more.