Contemporary Art Exhibits

Passion and Patronage: Select Gifts from the Gerald Mead Collection

April 12, 2020 - June 29, 2020

* * Passion and Patronage: Select Gifts from the Gerald Mead Collection consists of a selection of artworks from a major gift of 58 works, in all media, by 46 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists from the collection of noted Buffalo, New... Learn More »

Experiencing Post-War U.S. History through Art

February 3, 2020 - June 21, 2020

The Niagara University (NU) History Department is collaborating with the Castellani Art Museum on a new exhibition. Experiencing Post-War U.S. History Through Art, which continues the tradition of faculty-curated exhibitions from the museum’s permanent collection, is organized by Michael J.... Learn More »

For the Love of Art: A Tribute to Gallerist Nina Freudenheim

July 2, 2019 - January 12, 2020

This exhibition surveys the forty-five year career of gallerist Nina Freudenheim, her working relationship with our founders Armand and Eleanor Castellani and her on-going relationship with the Castellani Art Museum. Featured in our central gallery are selected works by national... Learn More »

Western New York Collects: Allan D'Arcangelo

June 23, 2019 - December 13, 2019

Allan D’Arcangelo (1930-1998), born in Buffalo, NY, was an internationally recognized artist whose work spanned five decades. His first solo exhibition in New York was held at the Fischbach Gallery in 1963, and was “well received and earned Mr. D’Arcangelo... Learn More »

Lake to Lake: John Pfahl and Amos W. Sangster

April 14, 2019 - January 19, 2020

The Castellani Art Museum will present an exhibition that reflects on the legacy of two artists whose works, spanning two centuries, captured the beauty and grandeur of the Niagara region.  Lake to Lake: John Pfahl and Amos W. Sangster will... Learn More »

Vision Russe: Russian Futurist Art

November 18, 2018 - March 17, 2019

Works selected by students in fall 2018’s Introduction to Museum Studies class  Vision Russe is a collection of lithographs based on the Russian Futurist sound poetry of Vélémir Chlebnikov and created by modern Russian artists who immigrated to Paris around the... Learn More »

Think Big: The Artists of Autism Services

May 6, 2018 - January 14, 2019

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents Think BIG: The Artists of Autism Services. Featured artists will include Dan Carey, Langston Gardner, Erich Haneberg, Kevin Krauss, James Marino, Daniel Maysonet, Courtney McGovern, and Brandon Scott. The exhibition opens with... Learn More »

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 »