Niagara in Summer and Winter

Niagara in Summer and Winter

Apr 30, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022


  • Reception Jun 16, 2022 • 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Overview

Join us for a Celebratory Reception on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Space is limited. RSVP required


Before the introduction of the Brownie camera and long before social media, tourists would often purchase souvenir books of the places they visited in their travels. Niagara in Summer and Winter was published between 1890 - 1920 by several different publishers, with different versions of images, and beautifully rendered cover art.

As the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University(CAM) has one of the largest collections of Niagara Falls images in the United States, the artworks highlighted in this exhibition are from the CAM collection and the Charles Rand Penney Collection of Historic Niagara Falls Prints. Seldom seen prints will be paired with the black and white images in these souvenir books. The exhibition will also include recent acquisitions to the CAM collection that will invite the viewer to consider, what is the best time to visit Niagara Falls...in Summer or Winter? What about Spring and Fall?

This exhibition will provide CAM visitors with a glimpse into what makes Niagara Falls so special, and may even inspire virtual travelers to visit the mighty Niagara in person, in Summer and in Winter.      

For an online preview of this exhibition, go to our collection tab above, and enter 
NISAW in the keyword field.