Online Exhibits

Art of the 70's

Artwork from the 1970s makes up a large and vibrant portion of the collections of the Castellani Art Museum. In these works, viewers can experience some of the most significant movements in contemporary art, movements which in some cases were winding to a close in the seventies, and in some cases were just beginning. Learn More »

 

Art of the 80's

Artwork made in the 1980s comprises roughly 25% of the collections of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. The museum's founders, Armand and Eleanor Castellani, collected largely contemporary art, and the most active period of their collecting was during the 1980s. Learn More »

 

Arcadia Revisited

In 1982, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University accepted an etching portfolio by artist Amos W. Sangster (1833-1903) entitled The Niagara River and Falls from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. A gift from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation of Lackawanna, New York, this monumental portfolio contains fifty full-plate etchings one hundred three vignettes, and a 36,000 word commentary on the history of the Niagara Frontier by James Warner Ward. At this time, a citizen's committee called the Amos W. Sangster Niagara River Centennial Committee proposed an exhibition of the portfolio to recognize the 100th year anniversary of its publication in 1886. Between 1982 and 1986, the Sangster Committee, in conjunction with the Castellani Art Museum, organized an exhibition of the portfolio and four concurrent events. These projects were funded by the Museum Aid Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, as well as corporate and private funders. Learn More »