AAA Editor Notes
Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., features a variety of changing and permanent exhibits and presentations from the late 19th century to the present in such mediums as photography, painting, multimedia and sculpture. The museum holds the world's largest collection of art by American artist Charles E. Burchfield, whose watercolor paintings are a highlight.
The permanent collection contains more than 8,000 works, many by western New York artists. Permanent exhibits also include a re-creation of Burchfield's studio. Other artists in the collection include Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Longo, Albert Paley, Alberto Rey, Susan Rothenberg, Cindy Sherman and Gustav Stickley.
Housed in an 84,000-square-foot building in the heart of Buffalo's museum district, the center became the first art museum in the state to receive certification by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The building features domed skylights and curved walls.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.