Dancers performing at Kala Seva Arts & Cultural Society of India performance, courtesy Kala Seva Arts & Cultural Society of India

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is excited to announce its fall events and featured exhibitions. Museum admission remains free and programs are free or discounted for members, NU faculty, students, staff, and EBT cardholders. Our current hours will continue into the fall: Wednesday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday, 1–7 p.m.; and Friday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

“This fall, we have a very diverse set of programs for learning and for fun,” said Ellen Owens, CAM director. “All are welcome—we are a space for people to be curious and be inspired by others’ creativity and perspectives.”

Children’s Programs

SATURDAY ART EXPRESS WORKSHOPS (ages 6–12)  | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. - RSVP at bit.ly/art-express 

  • Sept. 30 | School Year Visions
  • Oct. 28 | Día de los Muertos Memories and Memento 
  • Nov. 25 | Wonderful Winter Stamp-Making 

COST: $10 per child plus $5 for a participating parent/guardian. Free for a nonparticipating parent/guardian, members, and EBT card holders. 

ABOUT: Art Express workshops include a short talk about child-friendly museum artworks and a guided storytime. A teaching artist works closely with participants to foster the creation of customized take-home artwork. 

Adult Programs

THREE-DAY NATURAL DYEING WORKSHOP - RSVP at bit.ly/camdyeingworkshop 

Wednesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, & Oct. 11 | 6–8 p.m.

ABOUT: Join local textile artist Tami Fuller for a workshop series that will teach environmentally sustainable ways of fabric dyeing over three consecutive weeks. Using fabrics, participants will learn how to create intricate fabric resist patterns on silk, lino-printed linen furoshiki, and more!

COST: $90 or $80 for members, NU faculty, students, and staff (includes all three sessions and materials). 

FAMOUS WRITERS AT THE FALLS: BOOK TALK BY DR. JAMIE CARR - RSVP at bit.ly/cambooktalk

Saturday, Sept. 23 | 1–4 p.m. 

ABOUT: To celebrate the current exhibitionNorthward: Niagara River Views,” CAM is delighted to host Dr. Jamie Carr for a free lecture on her new book, “Niagaras of Ink.” This event is the second annual Lynch Lecture, part of Niagara University's Vincentian Heritage Week. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Preregistration is required. 


CAM MEETS: Arts & Culture Lecture Series - RSVP at
bit.ly/cammeets 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Japanese Tea Ceremony

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2–3 p.m. | “The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers” movie screening

COST:  $10/adult, $5/child. Free for members, NU students, and EBT card holders with registration. 

ABOUT: CAM Meets is an engaging lecture series that provides space for learning in history and art making topics. CAM invites diverse local artists, historians, and museum professionals to explore art through different perspectives. 

 

For Everyone 

SATURDAY FOLKLIFE WORKSHOPS | 2–4 p.m.  -  RSVP at bit.ly/camfolklifeworkshop 

  • Nov. 18 | Arabic Calligraphy and Islamic Arts
  • Dec. 2 | Tuscarora Beaded Christmas Ornaments

COST: $15/adult, $10/child. Free for members, NU students, and EBT card holders with registration. 

ABOUT: Folklife Workshops are small, hands-on programs led by local folk artists and tradition bearers that engage participants in our region’s diverse cultural heritage. 

 

PUBLIC TOURS (PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH) First Saturdays | 1–2 p.m. - RSVP at bit.ly/campublictours 

ABOUT: Public tours provide guests with a 45-minute curator-led public tour of a current exhibition or gallery and a 15-minute Q&A session.

CURRENTS: Arts & Culture Discussion Series - RSVP at bit.ly/camcurrents

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2–3:30p.m. | Classical Music and Dance of India 

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6–7:30 p.m. | Gender Identity in Indigenous Culture

COST:  $10/adult, $5/child. Free for members, NU students, and EBT card holders with registration. 

ABOUT: Currents is an intimate moderated discussion series featuring a special guest speaker that spotlights contemporary issues in art, cultural heritage, and the museum world. 

 

FEATURED FALL EXHIBITIONS 

 HIGHWAYMEN OPENING RECEPTION | Thursday, Oct. 5 - RSVP at bit.ly/camsreception 

 4:30–5:30 p.m. | CAM members & NU community reception featuring meet & greet with second generation Highwayman Ray McClendon 

 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Public reception featuring an insider exhibition tour and remarks by second generation Highwayman Ray McClendon 

Light refreshments and a cash bar on the portico will be available. 

 

ABOUT THE CASTELLANI ART MUSEUM OF NIAGARA UNIVERSITY (CAM): With learning and public access at the heart of its mission, CAM is the premiere resource for the visual arts in Niagara County. The museum’s permanent collection includes over 5,000 pieces of modern and contemporary art, Niagara Falls art, and regional Folk Arts. CAM is committed to the preservation of these artworks, along with offering exhibitions and programs that serve the campus, local communities, and tourists.