Contemporary Art Exhibits

Jody Hanson: Imperfect

September 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Jody Hanson explains that the title Imperfect comes from a period of transition in her life, when she thought about the meaning of perfection. “I think of myself as a ‘reformed perfectionist.' While my works are formal in design and... Learn More »

Les Diners de Gala Salvador Dali (1973)

August 18, 2013 - March 2, 2014

In 1973 Les Diners de Gala (Gala's Dinners) was published and instantly became a Dal collectable. Les Diners de Gala was published as a collaboration between Dalà and a secret chef. The “secret chef” being some of the top French restaurants of the... Learn More »

Mary Johnson: Generatione Nostra est Scriptor Minas (Our Generation’s Menace)

May 5, 2013 - August 25, 2013

Johnson's subject matter is food: cantaloupes, apples, grapes, lettuce, strawberries, mushrooms and bone-in cuts of meat. Each work is a montage of detailed photographs, drawing, and transparent washes collaged in layered narratives of unstable energy.  Through careful placement and editing,... Learn More »

Western New York Collects: Josh Iguchi

March 17, 2013 - July 21, 2013

This exhibition is the second in an ongoing series that highlights the work of a diverse range of visual artists with Western New York connections who have gained significant national and international recognition. Selected from Western New York collections, both... Learn More »

Chromatic Dynamism: Color and Motion

March 10, 2013 - September 8, 2013

The artists featured in this exhibition, while each displaying a personal and distinctive style, all share a concern for color, space and movement in these powerful abstract works.  However, what struck us most was the way in which they used... Learn More »

Carol Carreno: Fragments of a Beautiful Journey

March 3, 2013 - April 21, 2013

Carol Carreno describes her metaphysical series as beginning with the furious sound of breaking glass.  “Razor sharp pieces of blue tumblers, brown and green beer bottles, orange candle holders, clear liquor bottles and jam jars, a red vase—useful vessels before... Learn More »

You're Quite a Character!

February 10, 2013 - September 8, 2013

You're Quite a Character includes a variety of figurative works selected from the museum's permanent collection with our family and children's programs in mind. However, these fun, colorful, and sometimes whimsical characters are sure to delight all audiences. “I am a... Learn More »

Western New York Collects: Arnold Mesches

September 9, 2012 - January 27, 2013

The emphasis of this new series, Western New York Collects, is to highlight the work of a diverse range of visual artists, with a Western New York connection, who have garnered significant national and international exposure and recognition. Selected from... Learn More »

TopSpin/10: The Ten Year TopSpin Retrospective

August 5, 2012 - February 17, 2013

The Castellani Art Museum is celebrating the 10-year history of the TopSpin series and the Castellani Art Museum’s partnership with Tops Friendly Markets, with a retrospective exhibition. Each artist that has been featured in a TopSpin solo exhibition over the... Learn More »

The Picturesque and War: Visual and Literary Aspects of 19th Century Niagara Tourism

June 10, 2012 - March 10, 2013

This exhibition explores the role of books and related visual arts in the marketing of the Niagara region as a premiere tourist destination before and after the War of 1812.  The exhibit first shows how ideas of the picturesque and... Learn More »