Burchfield Penney Art Center
|Burchfield Penney Art Center|
|Location||Buffalo State College|
|Collection size||Over 8500 Works of work by Western New York Artists|
|Director||Dr. Anthony Bannon|
|Public transit access||Metro Bus 20|
The Burchfield Penney Art Center is an arts and educational institution located on the campus of Buffalo State College. Dedicated to the art and vision of American painter Charles E. Burchfield, it was founded in 1966 as the Charles E. Burchfield Center. The center features a museum, library, and activity space for the arts. It maintains the world's largest collection of Burchfield's work, as well as many other distinguished artists of Buffalo, Niagara and Western New York. It sponsors much of the area's contemporary creative community, and encourages studies in the arts through its affiliation with Buffalo State College.
Originally named the Charles E. Burchfield Center, the museum held its official opening ceremonies on 9 December 1966, with Burchfield himself in attendance. Burchfield died just a month and a day after the museum's inauguration.
The museum moved to a new home located on 4.9 acres (20,000 m2) of land at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Rockwell Road in Buffalo, New York in November 2008. The Burchfield Penney opened in its new location on November 22, 2008, with a 31-hour non-stop grand opening event. The new 84,000-square-foot (7,800 m2) museum is designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects.
The collection includes the world's largest collection of Burchfield's works, as well as a large archive of his drawings, notes and journals.
Other components of the collection range from traditional mid-nineteenth century work to contemporary media arts. Notable artists in the collection also include, Hallwalls founders:Charles Clough, Robert Longo, Diane Bertolo, Nancy Dwyer, Cindy Sherman, and Michael Zwack. The collection also includes one of the worlds largest collections of the documentary photographer Milton Rogovin, paintings and prints by J.J. Lankes (who was a native of Buffalo), and work by Arts and Craft artisans from Roycroft.
- "Burchfield Penney Art Center Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary". US Fed News Service, Including US State News – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 30 November 2006. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
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