Contemporary Art Exhibits

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 »

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 »