Public Tours

  • Oct 1, 2022 - Apr 6, 2024
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
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Every first Saturday, drop in for our pay-what-you-wish 45-minute public tour followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. Public tours feature a broad exploration of CAM exhibitions or focus on a particular exhibition. All are welcome to join a CAM staff member to learn about our wonderful installations!!

Cost: Pay-what-you-want
Registration Encouraged

Spring  Season
February 4 | The Highwaymen: Black Artists of the Florida Coast with Michael Beam
Step into the vibrant world of "The Highwaymen: Black Artists of the Florida Coast" at the Castellani Art Museum this Black History Month. Discover the colorful works of African-American artists who captured the spirit of Florida's coastal landscapes in the mid-20th century. This public tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the compelling stories and artistic legacies of the Highwaymen, a group of self-taught artists whose vivid and evocative paintings transcend time and place. 

March 3 | Diverse Western New York with Professor and Director Ellen Owens
Explore the cultural diversity of talented artists within the Western New York region. Diverse Western New York is curated by Niagara University course AHM 252A: Introduction to Museum Studies, a hands-on course that builds an understanding from museums’ history, societal roles, and key features. Embrace the vibrant creativity of artists in this area by learning about them and their works. Visitors can see some artworks that have never been on display at CAM before!

April 6 | Abstraction with Evan Wright
Embark on an enlightening journey through the Abstraction Gallery at Castellani Art Museum, where we celebrate the rich diversity of abstract artists in our collection. From the mesmerizing colorscapes of Sam Gilliam to the sculptural innovations of Anish Kapoor, and the raw emotional expressions of Joan Mitchell, this tour is a vibrant tapestry of abstract art's multifaceted brilliance. 

Date & Time

Oct 1, 2022 - Apr 6, 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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