CAM & NACC Exhibitions Tour with Alberto Rey + Tricia Butski

  • June 22, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
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Join us at the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) and the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) on Thursday, June 22, from 6–8 p.m. for a two-site exhibition walkthrough featuring Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York by Alberto Rey, and COHORT: An Alberto Rey Alumni Exhibition, respectively. 

At CAM: Rey will offer an artist talk on his new exhibition. This exhibition—the 12th in Rey’s Biological Regionalism series—explores the complexities of the sacred Niagara River and Falls past and present. Utilizing lushly illustrated narratives, his large-scale paintings reflect the Niagara River’s historical significance to Native Americans, enslaved people, and the pollution of the river and communities along its 36-mile stretch of U.S. and Canadian shores.

At NACC: Following Rey's artist talk, curator Tricia Butski will look at the practices of more than 30 of Rey's alumni at the NACC in the current exhibition, COHORT. This group exhibition considers Rey’s painting and artistic practices of invited alumni from his career as an educator at the State University of New York at Fredonia from 1989–2022.

6–6:40 P.M. | Alberto Rey's Artist Talk at CAM
6:40–7 P.M. | Travel Time from CAM to NACC (and Parking Time)
7–7:40 P.M. | Tricia Butski's Curatorial Talk at NACC
7:40–8 P.M. | Wind Down

Date & Time

Thu, Jun 22, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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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