Western New Yorkers have long known that the Castellani Art Museum is a jewel in the crown of New York’s artistic landscape. Others are catching on as well, as evidenced by the Huffington Post’s recent inclusion of the museum on its list of the best art destinations in the state.
In a March 24 article that appears on the Huffington Post’s website, the Castellani is listed as one of the 13 “best New York art spots that aren’t in New York City.”
Katherine Brooks, the Huffington Post’s arts and culture editor, writes of the Castellani:
“There is more to do in the area of Niagara County besides fawning over the falls. If you’re not one for monsoon-like conditions, you could pop over to the Castellani Art Museum, a center for both contemporary and folk art. On view now are exhibitions like Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts, a solo show for sculptor Bethany Krull and Four Decades of Abstraction.”
Founded in 1978 by Armand and Eleanor Castellani, the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University serves as a cultural resource for the community and as an attraction for regional and international tourists. Exhibitions of nationally known and emerging contemporary artists and traditional folk arts are presented each year. Artist talks, workshops and educational programming accompany each exhibition.
Niagara County’s only collecting art museum, the Castellani has a permanent collection of over 5,700 works of art, including well-known artists such as Picasso, Miro, Dali, Calder, Nevelson, Warhol and many others. Admission is always free.
For museum information and hours, please visit www.castellaniartmuseum.org.