Public Reception: The Highwaymen with Ray McLendon

  • Thu, Oct 5, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
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Description

Celebrate The Highwaymen: Black Artists of the Florida Coast, which explores the complexities and perseverance of the Highwaymen, a group of 26 Black artists who established a regional style of landscape paintings in the shadow of Segregation-Era Florida—and their journey of economic independence in the face of systemic racism. This newest exhibition will feature 21 paintings by the Highwaymen and their children, the first exhibition to feature this work in Western New York.

Light refreshments will be served.

CAM Members and Niagara University Reception:
4:30 | Doors Open
5:00 p.m. | Remarks and Meet & Greet with Second-Generation Highwayman, Ray McLendon

Public Reception
5:30 | Doors Open
6:00 p.m. | Opening Remarks
6:30 p.m. | The Highwaymen Tour with Second-Generation Highwayman, Ray McLendon
7:30 p.m. | Public Reception Concludes

Read more about The Highwaymen: Black Artists of the Florida Coast

This exhibition is made possible through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Date & Time

Thu, Oct 5, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 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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