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Facilities and Venues

Burchfield Penney Art Center

An internationally renowned art museum that celebrates the artistic legacy of the Western New York region, the Burchfield Penney Art Center is a testament to the life and worked of famed artist Charles E. Burchfield, the foremost American watercolorist of the twentieth century.

Czurles-Nelson Gallery

The Czurles-Nelson Gallery is an academic space dedicated to supporting the scholarly and cultural mission of the visual arts programs at SUNY Buffalo State and providing a forum for the creative and critical expression of the students and faculty of the visual arts.

Dr. Margaret Eschner Bacon Student Gallery

Located in Upton Hall next to the Czurles-Nelson Gallery, this first-floor space is devoted exclusively to the display of student art.

Flexible Theatre

The Flexible Theatre in the Donald Savage Theater and Communication Building doubles as a studio space for acting classes and a "black box" theater. This space is used for informal department events, as well mainstage productions requiring the flexibility and intimacy of a smaller space. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of performance experiences from staged readings to improvisational games in this space.

A man on a boat on Lake Erie, from Buffalo States Great Lakes Center Field Station

Great Lakes Field Station

The Great Lakes Center Field Station is located on Buffalo's waterfront, four miles south of Buffalo State's main campus. Situated on the water, the Field Station provides access to Lake Erie, the Buffalo River, the Niagara River, and their tributaries. Most of the field research done by the GLC is staged from the Field Station using our boats and other field equipment.

Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

Opened in fall 2012, the Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall features a dedicated green room, fully restored 1956 Mason & Hamlin concert grand piano, and state-of-the-art recording studio. This incredible new facility is used for student and faculty recitals, guest artist performances and to teach and produce sound recording. Peer-to-peer collaboration is possible through advanced computer networking, allowing musicians to simultaneously perform with others around the globe in real time. Throughout the design of this performance space, every aesthetic and acoustic detail have been meticulously crafted.

Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall

Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State's flagship building, houses the Performing Arts Center, a proscenium-style theater that is equipped with a Steinway Concert Grand Piano, an acoustic concert shell, and full sound- and light-plots. The 856-seat theater’s exceptional acoustics, clear sightlines and state-of-the-art sound and lighting makes it an ideal venue for student, faculty, and guest artist concerts. Rockwell Hall also features a band/recital room, choral practic

Warren Enters Theatre

The Warren Enters Theatre, a 400-seat proscenium theater, is the primary performance space for the department's mainstage productions. The theater includes a counterweight system, control booth, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. Fully equipped scene and costume shops, dressing rooms, and rehearsal studio are located nearby.

Savage Television Studio

The Donald Savage Hall Television Studio houses state-of-the-art HD Television Cameras, an HD Master Control Room Array, and a spacious sound stage.  It hosts Communication and Television Film Arts classes exploring both live and recorded broadcast television, video and web productions, as well as departmental events.  Student-led productions in this million dollar facility have ranged from a televised magazine program featuring Western New York broadcasters, to a documentary web series profiling artists, to music videos showcasing national performers.

The Whitworth-Ferguson Planetarium

Buffalo's only planetarium, the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium, provides students and visitors with viewings of stars, constellations, nebulae, galaxies, planets, and much more.


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