The Castellani Art Museum serves as a cultural resource for Niagara University and its surrounding community and an attraction for regional and international tourists. Exhibitions of nationally known and emerging contemporary artists and traditional folk arts are presented each year. Artist talks, workshops and educational programming accompany each exhibition. Niagara County's only collecting art museum, the Castellani has a permanent collection of over 5700 works of art, including well known artists such as Picasso, Miro, Dali, Calder, Nevelson, Warhol and many others. Admission is always free. Donations welcome!
Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University’s newly published collection catalogue: “The Armand and Eleanor Castellani Collection: Art for the Public Eye” is now available for online purchase.
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) released the first publication about our permanent collection in fall 2015. The catalogue includes an essay by former director, Dr. Sandra Olsen, which gives a history of the collection and how it was assembled. An essay by Marian Granfield, Director of Niagara University’s Art History with Museum Studies Program, provides an overview of the educational programming offered by the CAM with special emphasis on how the visual arts can be used to teach across disciplines.
The book also includes 52 stunning color plates and a checklist of selected gifts from the Armand and Eleanor Castellani family.
In 1998, two Michigan ceramists—Marie Woo and John Stephenson—received grants from the Asian Cultural Council and the Rockefeller Foundation to explore the diverse folk pottery traditions in China. This research led to the International Chinese... Read More →
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