Exhibition ~ Northward: Niagara River ViewsCastellani Art Museum of Niagara University
7 Varsity Drive
Niagara University, NY 14109
September 20, 2023
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
From Niagara Falls to Youngstown, New York, countless artists have recorded the beauty along the scenic stretch of the lower Niagara River. Northward: Niagara River Views presents these scenes, created between 1811 through 1888.
In the early years of the United States, artist travelers shared their impressions from a multitude of points along the river toward Lake Ontario. One of those artists was Danish American artist Ferdinand Richardt (1819&1895). After undergoing year-long conservation treatment in 2022, a never-been-shown painting of Niagara University and the Niagara River will be the centerpiece of this exhibition.
Knowing Land reminds us of the obligation to steward not only the physical environment, but to also safeguard the cultural knowledge of that landscape, for future generations.