Castellani Art Museum Opens Falls-themed Exhibit in Niagara Falls Conference Center

September 7, 2011  |  by NU Staff

  • Niagara USA President Chris Schoepflin, NU President Joseph Levesque and artist Rita Auerbach discuss "Artists View the Falls: 300 Years of Niagara Falls Imagery," a new exhibit on display at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.

  • A formidable crowd was on hand for the unveiling of the Castellani Art Museum's new satellite exhibit at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.

  • Kate Koperski, director of the Castellani Art Museum, addresses the audience during the opening of the "Artists View the Falls: 300 Years of Niagara Falls Imagery" exhibit.

  • Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and NU President Joseph Levesque converse during the opening of the Castellani Art Museum's satellite exhibit at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.

On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum officially opened its new exhibition, Artists View the Falls: 300 Years of Niagara Falls Imagery, at the museum’s satellite gallery in the Niagara Falls Conference Center. The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C. M., Niagara University president, officially cut the ribbon to open the exhibition in front of an enthusiastic crowd, which included Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara USA President Chris Schoepflin, and two artists whose work is represented in the exhibition, Rita Argen Auerbach and John Pfahl.

Castellani Art Museum Director Kate Koperski said she was pleased that people visiting Niagara Falls from all over the world are now be able to experience the art inspired by this natural wonder. The exhibition presents visions of Niagara Falls as interpreted by artists throughout the past 300 years. The images were chosen from hundreds of artworks depicting the falls in the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University’s permanent collection. Each artwork reflects the history and culture of the time in which the artist was working as well as their own personal vision.

Artists View the Falls: 300 Years of Niagara Falls Imagery will be on view for the next five years. Admission is free, and the gallery is easily accessed through the conference center’s Third Street entrance. 

For more information, please call 716.286.8200.