Reception: Diverse Western New York Exhibition

  • December 5, 2023 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
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Join us at the “Diverse Western New York” exhibition opening reception.

Embrace the vibrant creativity of our region through this exhibition, showcasing local artists and their works. Curated by students from Niagara University's course AHM 252A: Introduction to Museum Studies, this show features an array of contemporary artworks. The pieces, varying in size, color, and medium, represent artists from a multitude of cultural backgrounds. Come and experience the rich artistic diversity of Western New York!

Members and Niagara University Reception
4:30 p.m. |  Doors Open, Meet & Greet with Student Curators

Public Reception
5:15 p.m. |  Doors Open
5:30 p.m. |  Remarks
6:00 p.m. |  Student Curators Mini-Tour
7:00 p.m. |  Reception Concludes

RSVP By December 1
Light refreshments served
Parking available in Castellani, Gallagher, and Dwyer lots

Diverse Western New York 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.

Image Credits: William Y. Cooper (American, 1934-2016), Black Males: Endangered, n.d., oil on canvas. Collection of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Gift of the Diane Castellani and Terrance Bromley Family, 2016.

Date & Time

Tue, Dec 5, 2023 4:30 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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