Connected Isolation

Takaaki Iwabu, Christmas Wish, 1995, color photograph. Collection of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Gift of the Artist, 1998.

Connected Isolation

Dec 1, 2022 - Apr 2, 2023

  • Reception Dec 8, 2022 • 4:30-7:00 p.m.


Connected Isolation is a Niagara University student-curated exhibition that explores the human experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout that time, we were physically isolated from people that we care about, had to learn to entertain ourselves, work from home, and adapt to the changing environment.

The exhibition focuses on both the darkness one can experience when isolated from others and the light we experience when spending time with the ones we love. The artworks chosen reflect our feelings of missed opportunities, isolation, fear, and hope.

Join our opening reception for Connected Isolation on December 8 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. This evening will celebrate both the Connected Isolation and Ecce Sublimia: The Art of Christianity exhibitions.

Join the public tour of Connected Isolation on December 3 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., led by Niagara University students

Exhibition Catalog

This exhibition was curated by Niagara University course AHM 252A: Introduction to Museum Studies, a hands-on course that builds understanding for museums' history, societal roles, and key functions.

Professor: Ellen M. Owens

Student Curators:
Alexander Martel
Amaya Mack
Anessa Hanson
Ashton Drakulich
Becca Mansfield
Bennett Hunt
Danielle Wayda
Jaycee Pauline
Michael Chodkowski
Poppy Raker
Rachel Sheehan
Raven Grant
Sebastian Newell


Connected Isolation is made possible in part through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.