Contemporary Art Exhibits

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 »

Betty Gold: Edge, Color, Movement

March 13, 2011 - September 11, 2011

Betty Gold’s sculptures grace public and private spaces all over the world. Her creative works include a diverse range of media; this exhibiton features a selection of her geometric serigraphs. These works are from three portfolios produced in California in... Learn More »

PUBLIC/PRIVATE: Pairings with Works from the Gerald Mead Collection

March 6, 2011 - August 14, 2011

PUBLIC/PRIVATE: Pairings with Works from the Gerald Mead Collection is a unique opportunity to bring together, for the first time, two important art collections—one defined and developed publicly and one assembled privately—that converge on the mutual passion for building and... Learn More »

The Play Illustrated: The Credeaux Canvas

February 13, 2011 - May 9, 2011

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Niagara University’s Reader’s Theate's production of Keith Bunin’s The Credeaux Canvas, February 25 - 28 in the Main Gallery. The Castellani Art Museum and the Theater Department collaborate annually to bring museum visitors... Learn More »

Scott Bye: Method to My Madness

January 30, 2011 - May 22, 2011

Scott Bye’s exhibiton features an array of salvaged materials that have been ingeniously assembled into engaging structures. His assemblages capture elements of the human experience such as life, death, humor and devastation. Bye speaks to these issues in a remarkably... Learn More »

Black Artists from the Permanent Collection: Exploring Personal Expression

December 13, 2010 - June 5, 2011

The Castellani Art Museum is pleased to present a selection of works from the permanent collection in conjunction with the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center’s African American Art Exhibition: Celebrating Black History Month. Art in all of its various forms is... Learn More »

Mark McLoughlin: Stolen Souls, Willing

October 3, 2010 - January 16, 2011

Stolen Souls, Willing is a portrait series spanning a ten year period, from 2000 to 2010. The artist constructed a large pinhole camera that would accommodate a 20 x 16 inch paper negative. Each sitter was asked to position him/herself... Learn More »