Start your Niagara Falls adventure here at the Castellani Art Museum, Niagara County’s only art museum in Lewiston. Created in 1978 by founders Mr. and Mrs. Armand J. Castellani, a creative and influential local couple who had been collecting art since the 1960s. The museum is located at Niagara University, centrally situated on the main campus in Lewiston. Castellani serves as an excellent cultural resource for both the University and the surrounding Niagara community, as well as a popular attraction for regional tourists.
Inside this gorgeous white grey marble structure (the marble imported from Italy) you and your group will find the works of nationally known, emerging contemporary artists, and traditional folk artists. Enjoy the aesthetics of the structure with 12 massive and impressive pillars, interior sculpture courts, and seven galleries around the 20 foot high central exhibition hall. Explore the permanent collection, holding over 5,700 works from such famous artists as Picasso, Miro, Dali, Calder, and Warhol.
There are also several weekly artist talks, workshops, and educational programs, an excellent opportunity to gain some culture and history for free while here (admission is free, donations are welcome). Before you go make sure you check out the Museum Shop, full of local jewelry, glass art, books, posters, and original works!