Burchfield Penney

The art galleries at the University at Buffalo and the Albright-Knox and have teamed up to mount the first large-scale survey devoted to the works of Tony Conrad. The Buffalo-based artist was a professor of media study at UB from 1976 until his death in 2016. He was also a founder of Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center and a frequent collaborator with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Those organizations are partners in a community-wide exhibition called Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective. WBFO Arts & Culture Desk producer Scott Sackett looks at why this influential artist needs an introduction.

WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

Local students will benefit from the generosity of a First Niagara Foundation grant that will provide them with a bird’s eye view of arts education at The Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. The grant has a huge payoff for local education—this school year it will sponsor guided tours free of charge to K-12 groups from across the region.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Spree

There has been incredible development in Buffalo over the past 15 years. Canalside, HarborCenter, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Larkinville weren't even envisioned at the turn of this century. WBFO's Mark Scott is joined by Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata in this week's Press Pass to talk more about how the city has changed.


WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

The Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State is preparing for a permanent -- outside installation called the Front Yard.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley was at the site as crews prepared to erect 28-foot stainless steel towers.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Acclaimed photographer Douglas Kirkland has an amazing collection of photos of Marilyn Monroe on exhibit now at Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo.