Contemporary Art Exhibits

20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York

February 20, 2020 - August 15, 2020

Welcome to a new view of Western New York. 20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York presents the experiences of women artists. We are shown landscapes that are sometimes cold, but sometimes green and growing, as well as portrayals... 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 »

Of Their Time: Hudson River School to Postwar Modernism

January 1, 2016 - December 20, 2020

From the Industrial Revolution (1820-1870) to the end of World War II (1945), the 19th and 20th centuries were transformative years for America.  Expansion of empire, urban growth, technological innovation and the protection of natural resources were particular concerns facing... Learn More »

Of Their Time: Abstraction, Hard-edge and Op Art

January 1, 2016 - December 20, 2020

Abstract Expressionism, the first truly American art movement, emerged just prior to World War II, originating in New York’s Greenwich Village.  Also called the New York School, this group of loosely affiliated artists moved visual expression away from natural representation... Learn More »

Of Their Time: Pop to Postmodernism

January 1, 2016 - December 20, 2020

What becomes immediately apparent in this gallery, in comparison to the previous Of Their Time galleries, is the wide array of subjects, materials and art making methods.  Pop Art is an abbreviation for Popular Art. The Pop Art movement, late... Learn More »