CAM Meets

  • Sep 13, 2022 - May 30, 2024
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
Ticket Price $5.72-$11.63 This event is now over

Program Details
CAM Meets is a lecture series that offers engaging presentations about art-making, art history, and other cultural topics for a broad audience. The CAM invites diverse local artists, historians, and museum professionals to explore art through different perspectives.

Cost: $10/Adult, $5/Child, Free for Members, EBT card holders, and NU Students.
Registration Required*
*Registration is non-refundable.

May 30 | Screening of Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker + Discussion
Time: 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Join us for a screening of the documentary Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker, which explores the life and art of influential early 20th-century illustrator J.C. Leyendecker. Known for his iconic advertisements and images, Leyendecker discreetly incorporated LGBTQ+ themes and imagery into his work during a time when this community faced widespread discrimination. The film examines how Leyendecker paved the way for modernized, inclusive advertising by embedding hidden messages of pride and acceptance in his illustrations, years before the gay rights movement. Following the screening, learn more about LGBTQ+ artists in CAM’s collection and the ways they incorporated their identity into their artworks.

This program is a partnership between Castellani Art Museum and Niagara Pride, with appreciation for Niagara Pride’s contributions.

Preregistration is preferred although registration will be available at the beginning of this event. Please arrive 15 minutes before this event if you plan on registering at the door.

If the event is sold out, please email  to be added to the event waitlist. 

CAM Programming Discount Codes
NU Faculty, staff, and students – NUCAMFAM
EBT patrons – Please call Evan Wright at 716-286 -8201 

Date & Time

Sep 13, 2022 - May 30, 2024

Venue Details

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

7 Varsity Drive
Niagara University, New York 14109 Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

The Castellani Art Museum (CAM) at the center of the Niagara University campus is dedicated to the enjoyment and educational potential of artistic creativity. As a major resource for the visual arts in Niagara County, the CAM's permanent collection includes over 5,000 pieces of mainly modern and contemporary art, and hosts a unique Folk Arts Program supporting traditional artists and community-based cultural traditions in the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

In keeping with Niagara University's Vincentian mission, the museum recognizes and serves the diverse racial, ethnic, and religious communities of the Niagara region through the organization and presentation of exhibitions which honor and explore their artistic traditions and contemporary output. In addition to presenting diverse artistic expressions, the museum works in partnerships to explore and redefine the relationship between the museum and its constituencies.

As a university museum, the Castellani Art Museum serves the educational needs of the community,  by working with Niagara University faculty on integrative learning projects for college students and providing art education programs for area schools and cultural organizations. The museum staff works with educators to develop art-based learning programs that help to promote critical thinking.

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