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Burchfield Penney Art Center
Ranked #32 of 152 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Welcome to the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the only museum exclusively dedicated to the art and artists of Western New York - including famed American watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield. From the moment you first step through our doors, you will be surrounded by inspirational, thought-provoking and world-renowned artwork. The Burchfield Penney features more than 20 exhibitions annually. While many are curated from our extensive collections, we often bring new work into the museum through temporary exhibitions and works on loan. As a result, no visit to the Burchfield Penney is ever the same.
Girard
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“limited viewing”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

limited viewing of what sounds like a great collection. Showed up on Sunday and found more office space than exhibits, areas closed for no apparent reason and a wedding. Just disappointing. We see 5 to 10 museums a year and had hoped for more.

Visited July 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great art gallery”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Burchfield Penney art center is a beautiful building where there is a constant change of art Most of it is modern art so if you like the classics this is not the gallery for you. But they offer art that is thought provoking,

Visited September 2013
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Buffalo, New York
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“Another important gallery on Elmwood”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

and not to be missed, if only for the architecture...but it would be a shame to miss the delights inside. Many of our local artists and craftspersons are on view here and beautifully displayed. There are many changing exhibits of the traditional and the experimental. As well as changing exhibits of the extensive Burchfield collection housed here. His studio is there just as it was when he was working in it. Plus it has a WOW gift shop!!!

Visited April 2014
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ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice gallery”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Nice to see a gallery which featured local artists and displayed information about local sights/geography. It is not a big gallery, but easier to digest than some.

Visited May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Gallery”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

I've visited hundreds of galleries and didn't expect much but was blown away by the gallery. Great building on amazing grounds. Free parking on Saturdays and cheap admission. Great local art, and amazing staff. Also went to a book sale on the grounds. Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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