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Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

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Address: 5795 Lewiston Rd, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY 14109-9809
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+1 716-286-8200
Fee: No

The Castellani Art Museum serves as a cultural resource for Niagara...

The Castellani Art Museum serves as a cultural resource for Niagara University and its surrounding community and 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 5700 works of art, including well known artists such as Picasso, Miro, Dali, Calder, Nevelson, Warhol and many others. Admission is always free.

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Small but nice collection.

Cute little free museum located on the grounds of Niagara University. Has everything from Hudson River School to modern art. Picasso, Warhol, Grandma Moses and so much more. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little free museum located on the grounds of Niagara University. Has everything from Hudson River School to modern art. Picasso, Warhol, Grandma Moses and so much more. It is worth the trip.

Thank 2ChildrenOfTheWorld
Tustin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Modern/contemporary art always turns out to be “hit or miss” for me. When it comes to such art, some works make me roll my eyes, yet others are so clever I can’t get over it. Bottom line, I appreciate creativity so I’ll seek that out and see what I think. At the time of my visit there was virtually no... More 

Thank Jim L
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8 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Mostly modern art, we spent only 1/2 hour. Picasso paintings were not hung we were told, which was a disappointment. We found an unusual item in gift shop we bought to gift at reasonable price but nothing is outstanding in gift shop.

Thank Cindy K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Right in the centre of the Niagara University campus, the gallery has an impressive entrance. There are some interesting exterior works scattered on either side. The museum features a large central hall with side galleries, mainly of contemporary art. There are a few classical pieces. Entrance is free but you will want to donate after you spend some time there.... More 

1 Thank Professor04
Edenton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

A lot of neat paintings and some that are art in the eye of the beholder. This is a quick stop that won't overload you or kill the day. Check it out if in the area.

1 Thank TeamJOKE
Rego Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a special museum devoted to American art from 1940-1980 found in the private collection of the Castellani family. The collection contains many works by first rate abstract expressionist artists, as well as other artists of the period. It is not a large museum, but it is modern, beautifully appointed, and well-staffed. It also has the largest collection of... More 

1 Thank JohnRegoPark
Parsippany, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

My daughter (13) LOVES art museums so when she found out this was here it was a must on our vacation. I was floored that they had such amazing pieces in such a small location. Andy Warhol was worth the trip to me and my daughter was blown away by the fact they had a drawing from Pablo Picasso. If... More 

3 Thank Diana G
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

If you have time, stop by here and have a look at this private collection of a local Niagara Italian grocer and his family. Private collections are wonderful.....especially when the collector is learning about art at the same time.

1 Thank Sarah P
Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Unfortunately, we arrived while they were doing some renovations, so we didn't have the opportunity to see much. It seems like a nice, modern venue to view some great art, but with our limited access it's difficult to give a proper review. Call before you go to see if it's worth going at this present time. It's free, with donations... More 

1 Thank 54RonC25
Granville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

This museum has an impressive collection of 20th and 21st century art and a detailed exhibit covering the Freedom Crossing used by escaping slaves to reach Canada with the help of local residents. The museum is closed Mondays, but we were allowed entry and enjoyed a length visit.

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