Summer at the Castellani Art Museum


Images courtesy of Castellani Art Museum

Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:40 PM

The Niagara University Castellani Museum of Art (CAM) has many summer opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests.

From Thursday, June 16, CAM will have new extended opening hours (every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). General admission is always free.

CAM will host a free reception from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 for three new early summer exhibits:

√”Niagara in summer and winter” combines historic prints and contemporary works of art with the timely images and text of a once popular souvenir book. CAM has one of the largest collections of Niagara Falls in the world, spanning over 200 years.

√”Water-based paint and cutting paper: traditional Turkish paper artsdelves into the traditional arts of Turkish marbled paper (ebru) and Turkish paper cut (kat’ı sanatı) through the works of Rochester-based artist Hatice Erbas Sorkunlu, who will be exhibiting at the event.

√”Cut, fold, roll: making art with paperis an exhibit curated by Niagara University students that explores locally practiced papercraft traditions: including papel picado, origami and quilling.

At 4:30 p.m., student curators from Niagara University will engage with visitors in “Cut, Fold Roll.” Remarks on the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. A tour of “Niagara in Summer and Winter” with curator Mary Helen Miskuly will take place at 6 p.m.; and a ‘Painting Water’ tour with curator Ed Millar is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served on the museum’s outdoor porch. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Visit the CAM »Early Summer Exhibitions Home Page » to RSVP.

On Saturday, June 25, CAM will host two free “Art Express” workshops for children from kindergarten to grade 3 with a young audience teaching artist Fotini Galanes. Attendees will walk away with a hand-drawn piece of art and have the chance to explore the artist’s vibrant and colorful art exhibit Dorothee Gillespie. Space is limited. Register on the CAM »“Program” page.

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