Meet Me at the CAM
Light refreshments are served. Admission is free for Castellani Art Museum and NACC members/Niagara University students, faculty and staff/$5 general public. Membership sign-up is available at the registration table at each lecture. To register, call Susan Clements at 716-286-8201.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Frida & Diego: Comrades in Love and Art
Expand what you know of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo beyond the vivid Mexican landscapes and painful symbolism. Both artists were devoted to the Mexican workers but also linked to the revolutionary spirit and personalities in the early 20th century. Jean Serusa, a certified NYS Art Educator with over 30 years of teaching experience, will go past the surface of what you 'see' and help facilitate renewed appreciation for this couple's works within the context of the times.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - The Book of Kells: Marvel and Mystery
Retired Siena College professor of English Dr. Pamela Clements will introduce you to The Book of Kells, the most famous 9th-century illuminated manuscript. It is an amazing and complicated work of art, a presentation copy of the four Gospels, and through its images, a work of theology. Finally, it is a gateway to the world of the Irish monks who were instrumental in bringing Christianity to the British Isles. It is a manuscript that asks as many questions as it answers. Its detailed images contain many mysteries for modern viewers.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Vienna: Crossroads of Culture
Vienna has been at the forefront of the arts and sciences for the past six centuries. At the center of central Europe, the Habsburg family amassed an amazing collection of art and artifacts often gained by the family’s marriages into the royal families in Europe. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss made Vienna their home and changed the history of music. At the beginning of the 20th century, Otto Wagner, Gustav Klimt, and Sigmund Freud, brought life to a new modern era. Join NCCC & NU Art History professor Nancy Knechtel for a tour of this inspiring city.
The 2019 "Meet Me t the CAM" series is sponsored by