Preserving Sacred Architecture in Niagara Falls

  • May 4, 2023 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
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The Castellani Museum, the Department of Religious Studies, and the Levesque Institute of Niagara University are hosting an event on Thursday, May 4th, entitled “Preserving the Sacred Architecture of Niagara Falls.”  Our panel of community leaders will discuss both the challenges and solutions facing their historic churches.  Through our esteemed panel and invited guests, we hope to share the responsibility, hope, and creativity necessary to preserve our city’s sacred landmarks for future generations.  This panel is organized in conjunction with the Castellani’s current exhibit Ecce Sublimia: The Art of Christianity. Light refreshments and a special curator tour of Ecce Sublimia: will be provided before and after the panel discussion.  Registration is free and space is limited.

Historic Preservation Panelists

  • Christiana Limniatis — Preservation Buffalo Niagara
  • Rev. Mark H. Breese —   Former First Congregational Church
  • Rev. Craig Pridgen — True Bethel Church
  • Rev. Harvey L.  Kelly —New Hope Baptist Church
  • Marg Domagalski — Historic Holy Trinity Church
  • Rev. Cathy Riley-Goddard —  First Presbyterian Church
  • Rev. Timothy Allen — Bethany Church
  • Rev. Makeeda Brooks —Saint John’s AME Church

5:00-5:15 p.m. | Refreshments 
5:15- 5:20 p.m. | Remarks
5:20-6:20 p.m. |  Panel Discussion/ Presentation
6:25- 7:00 p.m. | Curator tour of Ecce Subblimia
7:00 p.m. | Event Ends

Photo credit: Interior of St. John's A.M.E. Church, Niagara Falls Public Library, John Kudla

Date & Time

Thu, May 4, 2023 5:00 PM - 7:00 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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