Opening Reception | Colors Sing to Me: The Life and Art of Polly King and Daredevils of Niagara Falls: The Spectacle of Triumph

  • June 6, 2024 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
Ticket Price Free RSVP
Description

Join us at Castellani Art Museum for two captivating opening receptions and immerse yourself in the essence of Niagara Falls through our new exhibitions. Explore the artistic journey of a local legend in Colors Sing to Me: The Life and Art of Polly Kinga retrospective that celebrates the prolific work of a painter, sculptor, and writer who captured the evolving scenes of Niagara Falls throughout the twentieth century. Then, discover the audacious spirits in Daredevils of Niagara Falls: The Spectacle of Triumph and Tragedyan exhibition that dives into over a century of daredevil history, showcasing both the triumphs and tragedies at one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the daring and the artistry that define our home. Please view our opening reception schedule below.


Light refreshments and beverages will be served, generously provided by DiCamillo Bakery.
RSVP is strongly encouraged. Please RSVP by June 5. Parking is available in Castellani, Gallagher, and Dwyer lots.

 

VIP, CAM Members, and Niagara University Reception
4:00 p.m.  | Doors Open
4:10 p.m. | VIP Tour: Colors Sing to Me 
4:30 p.m. | VIP Tour Daredevils of Niagara Falls
4:50 p.m. | VIP Tour: Colors Sing to Me 
5:10 p.m. | VIP Tour: Daredevils of Niagara Falls
6:00 p.m.  | CAM Members and NU Reception Concludes

Public Reception
5:30 p.m. | Doors Open
6:00 p.m.  | Remarks
6:20 p.m.  | Colors Sing to Me Tour
6:40 p.m.  | Daredevils of Niagara Falls Tour
7:00 p.m.  | Colors Sing to Me Tour
7:20 p.m.  | Daredevils of Niagara Falls Tour
8:00 p.m.  | Public Reception Concludes

Please join us for an informal after-party with a cash bar directly afterwards at Daredevil Records, 324 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. No RSVP is required for the after-party.

Colors Sing to Me: The Life and Art of Polly King exhibition and all associated programs are sponsored by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum and Don and Betty King Family.

Daredevils of Niagara Falls: The Spectacle of Triumph and Tragedy is made possible in part through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

 

Photo Credit: Polly King (American, 1901–1993) Yellow Flowers a la Van Gogh circa 1950s Images courtesy of the King Family in partnership with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

 


 

Date & Time

Thu, Jun 6, 2024 4:00 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.

Visit us online at https://castellaniartmuseum.org/


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