Join the Opening Exhibitions Reception for Ecce Sublimia and Connected Isolation, Thursday Evening at the Castellani

In Upcoming Events, by , on December 6th, 2022

Join the Castellani Art Museum for the opening reception for two Niagara University-curated winter exhibitions! The opening reception for Ecce Sublimia: The Art of Christianity and Connected Isolation is Thursday, Dec. 8, 4:30–7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event schedule:
4:30-5:30 p.m. | CAM Members and Niagara University Preview Hour
5:00 -5:30 p.m. | Members/NU Tour with Dr. Amelia Gallagher, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
5:30 p.m. | Remarks
6:00 p.m. | Public Tour with Dr. Amelia Gallagher
7:00 p.m. | Reception ends

About the Exhibitions

Ecce Sublimia: On view through May 17

Ecce Sublimia: The Art of Christianity is an exploration of how art is used to teach religious studies at Niagara University. This exhibition, which features classical and contemporary pieces from the CAM’s world-class collection and Western New York worship sites, explores the major concepts of Western Christianity, along with Niagara University student research.

Ecce Sublimia, Latin for Behold the Sublime, is divided into four thematic sections. It delves into depictions of sainthood: modern icons, the sacred feminine especially the Madonna and Child, religious vestments, and the immersive art environment of Prophet Isaiah Robertson.

Connected Isolation: On view through March 26

Connected Isolation is a Niagara University student-curated exhibition that illustrates the human experience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During the height of the pandemic, we were physically isolated from many people that we cared about. We had to learn to entertain ourselves, work from home, and adapt to the changing environment.

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

Connected Isolation was curated by students in course AHM 252A: Introduction to Museum Studies, a hands-on course that builds an understanding of the history of museums, their societal roles, and critical functions.

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

Professor: Ellen M. Owens