Art Events
Art History Events
Every semester, the art program brings in distinguished scholars to present their works to our community.  We are also fortunate to be able to draw upon the expertise of our own faculty members as part of the Fine Arts Meet-the-Faculty series.  

October 5, 2016
Art History Lecture
12:00 PM / Regis South
Curator as Forager, Caretaker, Incubator
Claire Schneider, founder CS1 Curatorial Projects

Ice caves, love buttons, earth-mound planetariums, a food + art CSA. Claire Schneider, a long-time museum curator and now founder of CS1 Curatorial Projects, will discuss her interest in place, category-busting, the entrepreneurial spirit, and her love of collaborating with artists. Her strong desire to expand the audience for contemporary art begins at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery extends to her award-winning exhibition More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s and her current spearheading of Nick Cave’s Plenty, a citywide project to bridge Buffalo neighborhoods through art.

April 19, 2017
Art History Lecture
12:00 PM / Regis South
Curating from the Other Side
Holly E. Hughes, Godin-Spaulding Curator & Curator for the Collection
at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Holly E. Hughes, Godin-Spaulding Curator & Curator for the Collection at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery  will speak about how she developed her curatorial practice and share myriad behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the daily ins and outs of her work. Hughes' lecture will be an opportunity for her to share where she began her career and ways in which her unique curatorial work inspires her colleagues, peers, museum patrons and art history students.

Studio Art Events
Studio Art Shows bring professional artists and their works to the Bouwhuis Library Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery.  On-going shows of student artwork are on display throughout the academic year in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery on the fourth floor of Lyons Hall and in the Alumni Gallery between Old Main and Tim Horton’s Café.  

Elizabeth Leader
Opening, Friday, September 9th to Friday, October 7th, 2016 • 5:00 to 7:00pm

Alex Fideli
Opening, Friday, October 21st to Friday, November 25th, 2016 • 5:00 to 7:00pm

Canisius Fine Arts Faculty Show
David G. Miller, Maria Pabico LaRotonda, and Thomas Wolf
Opening, Friday, December 2nd, 2016 to Friday, January 20th, 2017 • 5:00 to 7:00pm

"Small Works by WNY Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection"
Opening, Friday, February 3rd to Friday, March 10th, 2017 • 5:00 to 7:00pm

Gary L. Wolfe
Opening, Friday, March 24th to Friday, April 21st, 2017 • 5:00 to 7:00pm

Michael Mararian
Opening, Friday, April 28th to Friday, May 26th, 2017 • 5:00 to 7:00pm

Other Art Events of Note Around Campus:

“Freedom Forward” • Photos by Kai Wiedenhöfer
Opening, Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 7:30pm
Location: Breakout space in Old Main / second floor / opposite Campus Ministry
Presented by: Dr. Peter Böhm • Department of Modern Languages
Thank you to James E. McGoldrick whose generous gift to the German Program
at Canisius made it possible to acquire this exhibit.

The Heart Gallery of WNY • ”Framing Faces, Finding Families”
Opening, Thursday, November 10th, 2016 Location: Science Hall Commons
4:00 to 8:00pm
An ongoing photographic series about adoption awareness, the work will be on
display October 2016 in the Alumni Hall, and will continue to be exhibited in
locations throughout the school year in Lyons, Old Main, and Science Hall after
the opening of the exhibition on November 10th.

“Home, and Far Away From It” • Photos by Peyman Azhari
Wednesday, February 1st to Friday, March 3rd, 2017
An exhibition at Canisius from Buffalo’s sister city in Dortmund, Germany
Location - Alumni Hall
Presented by: Dr. Peter Böhm • Department of Modern Languages