Contemporary Art Exhibits

Art: The Language of Less

February 12, 2012 - July 24, 2012

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Niagara University Theatre production of Yasmina Reza’s award winning play “ART,” on stage February 16–19, 2012 in the Castellani Art Museum’s central gallery. The museum and Theatre Department collaborate annually to bring  museum... Learn More »

Betsy Potter: Breaking Nature

February 5, 2012 - July 1, 2012

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University’s TopSpin Series of exhibitions for emerging regional artists continues with Betsy Potter: Breaking Nature, which opens with a reception on Sunday, February 5, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The artist will give... Learn More »

Off the Wall: Reliefs and Assemblages

January 22, 2012 - July 19, 2012

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso crossed the established boundaries of media and form when he assembled his first cubist wall reliefs, opening up a physically engaging universe for artists and viewers. The wall works that comprise... Learn More »

Albert Bierstadt to John Henry Twachtman: Masterpieces of the North American Landscape

October 30, 2011 - May 13, 2012

Masterpieces of the American Landscape includes popular selections, as well as recent acquisitions, from the Castellani Art Museum permanent collection that capture the character and natural beauty of American scenery before it was forever changed by industrialization. Through paint, brush... Learn More »

Matthew Duquette: Vessels

October 2, 2011 - January 15, 2012

Mathew Duquette describes his recent work as “inspired by my past, present and future physical and metaphysical experiences.”  Focusing on the nostalgia of childhood, his path to parenthood and the concept of transmigration of the soul, he “digs deep in... Learn More »

Four Decades of Abstraction

September 25, 2011 - September 28, 2014

The exhibition features the finest examples of abstract art from the Castellani Art Museum's permanent collection. Abstract art is non-representational – often it does not depict an identifiable object. But like representational styles it does convey messages all the same. Abstract... Learn More »

Aperture: Works from the Castellani Art Museum Photography Collection

September 11, 2011 - April 29, 2012

The aperture, in photography, is a thin light-blocking plate or interleaving set of adjustable plates that permits light to pass through a lens. The aperture, which is adjustable in size and allows the photographer to control the amount of light... Learn More »

ΕΙΚΩΝ / ICON: Religious Images from the Castellani Permanent Collection

June 19, 2011 - December 18, 2011

This exhibition explores iconic images from the Castellani Art Museum permanent collection as part of the upcoming course in Religious Studies entitled Religion and Art (REL 399H). Coming from the ancient Greek word for image, icons are stylized depictions of... Learn More »

Portraits: Real and Imagined

June 12, 2011 - January 15, 2012

The framework for this exhibition is a thematic exploration of portraiture—self portraits, commemorative portraits, portraits addressing stages of life as well as portraiture examining social and cultural stratifications.   Since the 16th century, portraits have been valued for their intimacy and portability.... Learn More »

Jason D’Aquino: Old Possum and the Fantasticals

June 5, 2011 - September 18, 2011

The work of Jason D’Aquino lies somewhere between the tongue-and-cheek humor of Richard Prince and the spooky complexity of Hieronymus Bosch. His explorations into the juxtaposition of antiquated printed materials and the pictorial effects of his, at times micro, illustrations... Learn More »