Golden, 50th Anniversary Party for Burchfield Penney

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My favorite art gallery in Buffalo, the Burchfield Penney, just celebrated its 50th anniversary! The gallery is actually right next to and a part of my college, Buffalo State. They held a celebration event a few weeks ago that was open to the public so Dave and I went. All the exhibits were open and they had local musicians playing all around the museum.

The art center is named and dedicated to Charles Burchfield, American painter from the mid-1900s. Many of his pieces are showcased permanently in the gallery and he is known for his beautiful and intricate watercolors. Below are a couple of his watercolors.

Here are some snapshots from the event! It was a great time and lots of people came, it’s always nice to take some time to appreciate art. I think so often people assume that art is something you have to understand, or be really into in order to like it. But you don’t need to know all the history behind it or how it’s made to appreciate it. You can just appreciate it because you think it’s pretty or interesting. It doesn’t need to always make you “feel something” sometimes it’s nice just to look at and appreciate that someone created something beautiful from scratch for others to enjoy.

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18 Comments

  1. December 29, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Beautiful pictures Francesca! I agree with you, I have no idea about art, nevertheless I do enjoy visiting art galleries and even buying for our home.
    Love,
    Tatjana
    https://tbymallano.com/

    • December 29, 2016 / 1:48 pm

      Thanks! I totally agree it’s just fun to enjoy!

  2. December 30, 2016 / 12:54 am

    This looks like it was such a fab party babe! I love visiting art galleries and learning about different types of work. I wish we had more galleries where I lived.

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  3. December 30, 2016 / 11:00 am

    I wish I would’ve gone!! I wanted to. Looks like so much fun. I was the art correspondent for The Record when I was at Buffalo State so I love the Burchfield. Awesome photos!

    • January 1, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Thank you! And art correspondent, that’s awesome! Yeah it was really nice, I love it there!

  4. Gabrielle
    December 30, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    This sounds like a brilliant way of spending the day; admiring the art to the sound of local musicians! You make a great point about artwork being inspiring/admirable all on its own, and not needing to be completely explained 🙂

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    x

  5. January 25, 2017 / 9:41 am

    It’s good to get a fresh way of lonkiog at it.

  6. February 11, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    Hi, the poem is actually a few pages long, so I couldn’t write it down in my notes. When I revisit the gallery toward the end of this week, I’ll be taking photos–if permissable by Deitch–including the Korine poem. Thanks for reading AP! CS

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