Contemporary Art Exhibits

Arnold Mesches: A Tribute 1923-2016

January 30, 2017 - April 16, 2017

His work is always provocative, usually political, and often pessimistic. Yet, the paintings of artist Arnold Mesches first and foremost assert themselves as paintings—vivid, gestural, and glorious. In spite of their often-somber content, they can’t help but express the enduring... Learn More »

Twenty Shades of Grey: A student’s perception in black and white

December 15, 2016 - March 12, 2017

Twenty Shades of Grey is a collection of black and white artworks, in a variety of media, chosen and placed together by student curators in Niagara University’s Introduction to Museum Studies[] class, in the fall of 2016. When you look... Learn More »

Sara M. Zak: An Overwhelming Familiarity

September 25, 2016 - January 11, 2017

Sara M. Zak’s large-scale paintings are composed of complex multi-layered narratives. Built primarily around recurrent imagery of a blissful young girl, a swing, suspension apparatus, the American flag and architectural interiors; her work combines lush color and loose brushwork.  Presented in... Learn More »

Gisela Colón: Glo-Pods

August 28, 2016 - February 12, 2017

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures by Los Angeles based artist Gisela Colón. Glo-Pods will be on display from August 28, 2016 – February 12, 2017. Gisela Colón’s Glo-Pods are made of... Learn More »

Max Collins: Natural Processes

May 15, 2016 - September 11, 2016

Max Collins is a photographer and installation artist working in Western New York who specializes in creating ephemeral large-scale photomurals of portraits through a process known as ‘wheat-pasting’ where he glues simple office paper prints to all kinds of surfaces... Learn More »

Wilde at the Falls: Touring the Falls with Oscar Wilde

March 27, 2016 - July 10, 2016

In partnership with the “Wilde on the Borders” Conference, hosted by Niagara University, Wilde at the Falls: Touring the Falls with Oscar Wilde features historical Niagara Falls works on paper from the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) of Niagara University collection paired with... Learn More »

Buffalo Society of Artists 120th Catalogue Exhibition

March 20, 2016 - July 31, 2016

The Castellani Art Museum will host the Buffalo Society of Artists *120th Catalogue Exhibition.* The exhibition opens with a reception at the museum on the campus of Niagara University on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. with... Learn More »

Robert Harris: Painting in Progress

January 24, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Robert Harris is perhaps the most well-known unknown artist in the Western New York region. Through his online presence, the artist declares to be “everywhere and nowhere—a life in progress.” A complex artist with both a humble nature and a... Learn More »

Highlights: The Castellani Collection

October 17, 2015 - July 17, 2016

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host a public reception for *“Highlights: The Castellani Collection,”* from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2015. This museum-wide exhibition, which fills all of its eight galleries, celebrates the release... Learn More »

Patrick Foran: Defacement

May 10, 2015 - August 9, 2015

Patrick Foran’s work examines the ways in which masks, helmets and coverings obscure the face—providing anonymity and autonomy for the subject.   In this exhibiton, a small army of oversized, silent face-offs short-circuit the immediacy of identity.  Simultaneously, these veils obstruct... Learn More »