Friday, November 21, 2008
Burchfield Penney Art Center opens
"This place is amazing!" That's the comment I heard many people saying this evening when my husband and I attended the members only preview of the Burchfield Penney Art Center. I swear that everyone in Buffalo must be members, as it was a real mob scene. Not only is the building beautiful, the artwork is great. The museum unveiled 12 new exhibits that celebrate western New York art.
Starting at 10 am tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 22, they will be open for 31 hours straight, until 5 pm Sunday. There will be all sorts of hourly events, including tours, lecturers, dance performances, poetry readings, musical performances and more. Admission to the museum will be free from now until Nov. 30. There will be a special Elmwood Museum District event on Friday Nov. 28 from 3-10pm. Visit http://www.yournewburchfieldpenney.com/ for more information.
Looking for a place to take those out-of-town visitors that will blow them away? This would be the place to take them. This is truly a world-class museum.
The museum is located at 1300 Elmwood Avenue, right next to Buffalo State College and across the street from the Albright Knox Art Gallery.