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Castellani Art Museum: 7th annual 'Meet Me at the CAM' series of lectures and films returns


Thu, May 7th 2015 12:20 pm
`Meet Me at the CAM`
"Meet Me at the CAM"

The Castellani Art Museum has announced its seventh annual "Meet Me at the CAM" lecture/film series for museum members returns this month.

This year, the CAM will screen lectures from "The Great Courses," "Art Across the Ages," with professor Ori Soltes. Each lecture is 30 minutes long and will focus on an aspect of 20th century art. This five-week series will feature guest speakers who will expand on the topic of the DVD lecture. Guest speakers include Nancy Weekly, Burchfield Penney Art Center head of collections/The Charles Cary Rumsey curator; Dr. Amelia Gallagher, religious studies professor at Niagara University; well-known Buffalo painter and art critic Bruce Adams; and Michael J. Beam, the Castellani Art Museum's curator of exhibitions and collections.

The program begins with a guest speaker, then the screening of an "Art Across the Ages" lecture following a short break.

In "Art across the Ages," Soltes has crafted a course in Western visual art that serves as both a mind-broadening survey and an essential introduction, CAM staffers said. It is designed to give anyone interested in Western art a firm familiarity with its basics, acquainting one with major artists and styles in various media and providing a broad foundation for deeper exploration.

Program Schedule

May 20 - Speaker: Weekly; "Art Across the Ages" DVD lecture: "Revolutions in Early 20th Century Painting"

May 27 - Speaker: Gallagher; "Art Across the Ages" DVD lecture: "Art, Politics and Religion from Era to Era"

June 3 - Speaker:Beam; "Pop Open" - pop art in the CAM collection; "Art Across the Ages" DVD lecture: "The Problem of Categories in Modern Art"

June 10 - Speaker:Beam; important sculptural works in the CAM collection; "Art Across the Ages" DVD lecture: "Developments in Sculpture - Rodin to Judd"

June 17 - Speaker:Adams; significant figurative works in the CAM collection; "Art Across the Ages" DVD lecture: "Figuration and Abstraction - The Struggle"

"Met Me at the CAM" is free for current Castellani Art Museum members and $5 for the general public. Programs begin at 10 a.m. with coffee and light refreshments. Parking is available in the Castellani and Gallagher lots.

Events run from 10 a.m. until noon on the Niagara University campus, 5795 Lewiston Road.

For more information, contact Susan Clements at 716-286-8201.

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