With learning and public access at the heart of its mission, the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) welcomes exhibition proposals from individual artists, artist groups, and independent curators. The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University connects diverse audiences to art by inspiring creativity and learning within the campus community and beyond.
Innovative and collaborative exhibitions can enhance the awareness of the CAM as a civic resource, platform for exploring issues, and offer opportunities for transformative thinking within visitors of all ages and demographics. Artists, curators, and organizations are encouraged to submit.
Exhibition proposals should address or reflect on at least one of the following topics:
- Unique Artistic Expression
- Current Events
- Social Commentary
- Cultural Diversity of Artist(s)
- Issues of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility
- Regional Artist Themes (Western New York/Niagara Falls)
- Inspiration or dialogue with the CAM’s permanent collection
Submission can also connect to current events or programs highlighted in our University and Western New York communities. The CAM also welcomes proposals that offer innovative use of the museum’s outdoor front portico area and/or utilize and enhance our sculpture grounds. Proposals with traditional and non-traditional artistic media are accepted.
The CAM presents, on average, 8-12 exhibitions annually, which include student, faculty, and staff-curated explorations of the CAM collection, as well as temporary exhibitions of outside artists. Particular attention is given to the balance between the presentation of our outstanding permanent collection, supporting local folk artists, and highlighting national artistic interests throughout our nine dynamic gallery spaces, portico, and outdoor sculpture grounds.