Burchfield Penney Art Center

(716) 878-6011


The Burchfield Penney Art Center collection includes 12,500 works by more than 700 artists from Western New York, including the largest public collection of works by Charles E. Burchfield. The Burchfield Penney has been dedicated to Western New York art since its inception in 1966, evolving through several name changes, locations on campus, and expanding acquisitions. Today, the modern museum is located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Rockwell Road, having opened to the public in November 2008. The $33 million structure is the first new art museum to be built in Buffalo in more than a century and is the first "green" art museum in New York State.

The Burchfield Penney is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Admission and hours are posted online. The Museum Store is open during gallery hours and offers one-of-a-kind gifts by Western New York artisans and merchandise celebrating Burchfield.