Contemporary Art Exhibits

Writing on the Wall: Text-based Works from the Collection, Curated by Niagara University Faculty

March 4, 2018 - July 29, 2018

*Writing on the Wall: Text-based Works from the Collection, Curated by Niagara University Faculty** *means to highlight the potential dialogues between visual arts and academics, between museum and classroom, between image and text. Indeed, by combining image and text, the... Learn More »

The Lure of Niagara Highlights from the Charles Rand Penney Historical Niagara Falls Print Collection

February 18, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Introduction  It is believed that more prints were made of Niagara Falls before the twentieth century than of any other specific place, and The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Historical Niagara Falls Prints is the largest collection of this genre. Viewing... Learn More »

Dana Tyrrell: Blue

September 17, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Blue is a site-specific solo exhibition which delves into aspects of memory, bodily mutability, and death. Dana Tyrrell’s forthcoming installation will examine aspects of the human body as both a physical object, and a tactile remnant. Utilizing “take away” art... Learn More »

Mark Snyder: Muscle & Bone

September 17, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Muscle & Bone is a look at the symbiotic relationship between man and machine though the lens of Formula One racing. As competition increases in racing so do the demands on the fragile bodies of car and driver. This show... Learn More »

Western New York Collects: Nancy Dwyer

September 17, 2017 - February 4, 2018

Western New York Collects: Nancy Dwyer is the fourth in a series of exhibitions that highlights the work of a diverse range of visual artists with Western New York (WNY) connections who have gained significant national and international recognition.  Nancy... Learn More »

Painting Niagara, Thomas Kegler

May 7, 2017 - January 21, 2018

From May 7, 2017 through January 21, 2018, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host Painting Niagara, Thomas Kegler. Harkening back to the Hudson River School of painting, artist and educator Thomas Kegler will lend his Niagara, Psalms... Learn More »

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[http://www.niagara.edu/arthistory] 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 »