The Burchfield Penney Art Center is an art museum located on the east side of Buffalo State College. It was founded in 1966 and focuses on art created by artists from or with ties to western New York. The museum houses the largest collection of American artist Charles E. Burchfield who is well known for his watercolor paintings on nature. Burchfield was a good friend of artist Edward Hopper, who said that Burchfield's work "is most decidedly founded, not on art, but on life, and the life that he knows and loves best." The museum offers various programming, including literary readings, lectures, symposia, and workshops. In 2009, the New York Times included Buffalo and the museum as one of the years “Top 44 Places in the World to Visit.”


  • The Burchfield Penney Art Center was established in 1966.
    The Burchfield Penney Art Center was established in 1966.
  • The museum features works primarily by artists from western New York.
    The museum features works primarily by artists from western New York.
"The Museum History." Burchfield Penney Art Center. Accessed October 13, 2013.  https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/the-museum/the-museum-history.

Zach Wise and Miki Meek. "The 44 Places to Go in 2009." The New York Times. January 11, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/11/travel/20090111_DESTINATIONS.html?_r=0