CAM Announces its Summer Programs and Exhibitions
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) is thrilled to announce its summer events and exhibitions, including Kids ‘n Arts Summer Camp. If you’d like to reserve space for your child, please don’t wait, as camp has sold out yearly since its start. CAM will continue its monthly family-friendly Art Express workshops through July. In June, the museum will embark on an exciting three-day dye-making workshop to teach participants environmentally sustainable ways of coloring fabric.
First Saturday afternoons at CAM are a perfect opportunity to explore bold and thought-provoking contemporary and modern art exhibitions. On June 15, CAM will hold an opening reception for three dynamic summer installations: Northward: Niagara River Views, Knowing Land, and Shaping Nature by Junko McGee. Additionally, CAM has implemented its summer hours: Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m.; and Friday–Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is free and our programs are free or discounted for the NU community.
Below find more information about the events above and other fantastic CAM summer happenings. If an event is sold out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
Child & Family-Friendly Programs
KIDS ‘N ARTS SUMMER CAMP (ages 5–12) – Registration now open at bit.ly/kidsnarts
July 10–August 11 | Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
This fun-filled five-week camp will provide your children with an enriching visual arts and theatre experience unlike any other. Campers will enjoy hands-on art projects inspired by the CAM’s rich collection and create unique theatre performances.
Tuition: $50 registration fee per child for each weekly session. $250 per week, per child. 10% discount for NU faculty, students, staff, NU Theatre Season Pass holders, and EBT cardholders. Affordable extended childcare is available before and after camp.
ART EXPRESS (ages 6–12) – RSVP at bit.ly/art-express
Saturdays | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
- May 27 | Paper Tunnel Cards with Kiyomi Millar
- June 24 | Pots and Shapes with Kiyomi Millar
- July 29 | CAM in the Community with Tyshaun Tyson (at Packard Court Community Center)
Cost: $10. Free for Members, children of NU faculty, students, staff, and EBT cardholders. 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 Arts & Culture Programs
SATURDAY FOLKLIFE WORKSHOPS – RSVP at bit.ly/camfolklifeworkshop
- Saturday, May 20, 2–4 p.m. | Beaded Miniature Corn Keychains with Erwin Printup Jr. (Cayuga, Bear)
- Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Quilling with Anita Muzzi
Cost: $10. Free for Members, NU faculty, students, staff, and EBT cardholders (with registration). Folklife Workshops are small, hands-on programs led by local folk artists and tradition bearers that engage participants in the diverse cultural heritage of our region.
THREE-DAY NATURAL DYEING WORKSHOP – RSVP at bit.ly/camdyeingworkshop
Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 | 6–8 p.m.
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 three sessions and materials)
CAM PUBLIC TOURS (PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH) – RSVP at bit.ly/campublictours
First Saturdays | 1–2 p.m.
- June 3 | Shaping Nature by Junko McGee exhibition
- July 1 | Abstraction Gallery exploration
- August 5 | Of Their Time: Pop to Postmodernism exhibition
CAM Public Tours provide guests with a 45-minute public tour of a current exhibition or gallery, followed by a 15-minute curator Q&A session.
SUMMER EXHIBITIONS OPENING RECEPTION – RSVP at bit.ly/camsummerreception
Thursday, June 15 | 4:30–7:30 p.m. This opening reception features curator tours, light refreshments, and a cash bar on the portico.
- NORTHWARD: NIAGARA RIVER VIEWS
- KNOWING LAND
- SHAPING NATURE BY JUNKO MCGEE
- BIOLOGICAL REGIONALISM: NIAGARA RIVER, WESTERN NEW YORK BY ALBERTO REY
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.