Although the Burchfield Penney is closed to onsite visitors, we're excited to bring you online programs. They include home-education projects, conversations about our exhibitions and collections, artist interviews and more. Look for new posts each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with activities for the whole family. Thank you for staying in touch while staying at home. And until we can all be together again, stay safe.


Join us for June M&T Second Friday on Friday June 12th!

This month we'll be hosting a virtual Second Friday! You'll be able to stream event from wherever you are! We'll have live music by Donny Frauenhofer and Tyler Westcott, as well as live art making by Adam Zyglis and Caitlin Cass. Each of the artists will be streaming directly from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Facebook page.

On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney.

Friday, JUNE 12, 5:30–6:15 pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Adam Zyglis will be streaming a live artmaking demo starting at 5:30pm.
Facebook: Adam Zyglis
Instagram: @adamzyglis

Friday, JUNE 12, 2020, 6:15–7 pm
Genre-bending multi-instrumentalist Donny Frauenhofer will be streaming his performance starting at 6:15pm.
Facebook: Donny Frauenhofer Music
Instagram: @donnyfraueny

Friday, JUNE 12, 7:00pm–7:45 pm
Artist Caitlin Cass will be streaming a live artmaking demo starting at 7:00pm.
Facebook: Caitlin Cass
Instagram: @caitlin.cass

Friday, JUNE 12, 2020, 7:45–8:30 pm
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Tyler Westcott will be streaming his performance starting at 7:45pm.
Facebook: Tyler Westcott Music
Instagram: @folkfaces

Featured Video

Featured Artwork

Check out the video links listed below, and stay in touch on Facebook and Instagram for the latest releases.

Programs at the Center


Contemporary Environmental Art & Poetics

40 Years of Poetry: Ansie Baird

Buffalo Chamber Players: Stay a While, Stay Forever

LIVE poetry reading featuring Meghann Boltz and Rachel Robles Saeger


Connecting With Artists

Artist Interview: Ron Ehmke 

Watch Ron Ehmke talk about being a performance artist. To learn more about him click here

Let's Check-In With Bethany Krull

The Burchfield Penney is reaching out to local artists to explore how they're balancing life working at home. For more information on Bethany Krull visit:

Artist Interview: Patricia Carter

Watch Patricia Carter talk about her painting  First Prize #2. To learn more about the artist visit:

Let's Check-In with A.J. Fries and Karen Eckert 

Need a laugh? A.J. Fries and Karen Eckert chime in. For more information on A.J. Fries visit:

Artist Interview: Alberto Rey

Watch Alberto Rey Talk About His Painting, Appropriated Memories: Viñales, Cuba, 1996-97. For more info on the artist visit:

Artist Interview: John Pfahl

Watch John Pfahl talk about his work Shed with Blue Dotted Lines, Penland, North Carolina, 1975. For more information on the artist visit:

Let's Check-In With Artists Pat Foran and Tricia Butski

Expect the unexpected when we check-in with artists Pat Foran and Tricia Butski.For more information on Pat Foran visit: For more information on Tricia Butski visit:

Artist Interview: Kyle Butler

Watch Kyle Butler talk about his work, Poised on all edges, 2012. Butler is an artist who works in painting, video and audio and lives in Buffalo, New York. For more info on the artist visit:

Let's Check-In With The Wajeds: Artists Eman, Alexa, Edreys and Emeka 

Creativity is a family affair within the Wajed household. The spirited foursome chime in for this HIGHLY viewed social media series that explores balancing life working from home. Learn about their passion and what it means to pay 'condolences to vanity'. For more information on Edreys Wajed visit: Learn more about Eat Off Art here:

Watch Monica Angle Talk About Her Work, River Crossing V, 2012

Watch Monica Angle talk about her work, River Crossing V, 2012. Angle is a painter, printmaker, bookmaker, and collage artist living and working in Buffalo, New York. For more info on the artist visit:

Let’s Check-In with Artist Dennis Maher

A quirky, fun expedition through his inspiring, wondrous environments. What happens when you just let the house talk? What does it say? For more information on Dennis, go to:

 Watch Jim Pappas Talk About Innerspace Continuum #7, 2003

Watch Jim Pappas talk about Innerspace Continuum #7, 2003. A Syracuse, NY native, Pappas is highly regarded for his legacy of employing the arts, education and community engagement as instruments of social change. for more info on the artist visit:



 Intro to Watercolor Illustration Class

In search of a watercolor painting class for beginners? Join Art Center Educator, Michaela Worosz, in her creative and relaxing beginner watercolor painting lesson. Share your painting with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects

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Transform your written name into colorful art work, and share your buggy names with us, using the tag #burchfieldconnects or tag us @bpartcenter Burchfield Bugs Guide


Collagraph Prints
Collagraph’s are a great, budget friendly way to introduce kids to printmaking! 
Share your prints by tagging @bpartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects Collagraph Prints Guide


Coloring Book Pages

Download and print these Burchfield coloring book pages! Share your colored pages by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects


Look, Think, Find

How closely do you look at art? Here are five questions about an artwork in our collection. LOOK at the painting carefully, THINK about the questions, FIND the answers in the painting. Share your answers with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects


BPAC Sketch Together!

Join us for weekly sketching prompts announced every Tuesday at 11:30am. Share your sketch with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects

Home Museum Tours
Join these families as they guide you through their special Home Museum Tour.

We Want You to Participate!

Our Education Team invites you create your own Home Museum Virtual Tour! Can you make a sign and do a 3-minute video with your family walking up to an artwork in your home talking about it?

Video: Needs to be short, no longer than three minutes, but you can send several short videos. The presentation will be posted on Burchfield Penney social media.

Ask open-ended questions:

  • What do you see?
  • What surprises you in this painting?
  • If you could step into this artwork what would you smell? Feel? Touch?  Would you run or lay down? Jump or climb?
  • What do you think the artist was looking at when they made this?
  • If it’s your own daughters/son artwork, ask “tell me a story about your sculpture or painting, or drawing…”

After your video tour is completed, please contact Michaela Worosz at for upload instructions.

Teacher Resources

The Burchfield Penney Art Center now has free lesson plans for students and teachers. The following art inquiry guide is based on works from BPAC's permanent collection. BPAC is committed to offering educators resources that introduce students to art and support classroom benchmarks, particularly in the visual arts and English Language Arts. Use this resource in your online classroom or as standalone lessons. 

More art inquiry guides coming soon!


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