Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of world art. MAG connects people with art in a welcoming and stimulating environment. Visit our Sculpture Park in the Neighborhood of the Arts. Always open, always free.
The Gallery’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects has been called the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City. Explore the Gallery's permanent collection at http://magart.rochester.edu. In addition to its collection, the Gallery offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, tours and family activities.
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Facebook is one of the many new ways that the Memorial Art Gallery connects people with art. Here, we are able to share with an international audience the Gallery’s many programs and events, as well as a permanent collection described as the “best-balanced collection in the state outside of metropolitan New York City.”

Mission: The Memorial Art Gallery connects people with art in a welcoming and stimulating environment through its permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and public programs.

Kwanzaa Celebration at MAG Sunday, December 29 | 5:30-8 pm •Collecting and Investing in Black Art •Join us for an evenin...
12/29/2019

Kwanzaa Celebration at MAG
Sunday, December 29 | 5:30-8 pm

Collecting and Investing in Black Art

Join us for an evening featuring the works of local artists, a brief history of early African American Art, artists of the Black Arts Movement, and a panel discussion on collecting and investing in Black Art. Join us early for a meet and greet with the artists.

Art Viewing and Meet the Artists: Paulette Davis, Mattie Alleyne, Frances Hare, Hakim Hudson, Sherry Davis, Dewayne James, Yadquib Shabazz, Richmond Futch, Omobowale Ayorinde, and Athesia Benjamin.

FREE

Presented in cooperation with the Rochester Kwanzaa Coalition.

Media Sponsor: WDKX 103.9.


shown: Unknown, Asante, Goldweight • Charles Wells, Frederick Douglass (detail) • Sam Gilliam, Fishing Well (detail)

NEW special order Mucha / @dellarious long 14”x 36” prints! Only available through THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery....
12/27/2019

NEW special order Mucha / @dellarious long 14”x 36” prints! Only available through THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts!

Family gathered? Evening out in Rochester that won’t break the bank? Half price admission begins at 5 pm every Thursday ...
12/26/2019

Family gathered? Evening out in Rochester that won’t break the bank? Half price admission begins at 5 pm every Thursday and we are open until 9 pm tonight. Admission includes the luscious and rich “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau” exhibition.
For your arts pleasure.
For your deal-hunting shopping pleasure in THE STORE @ MAG.
For your lounging pleasure at @brownhounddowntown (have you seen their new menu?) (check out their Instagram.)
#enjoythemoment #enjoylife #muchaatmag

MAG’s top 9 in 2019...#topnine #topnine2019 #muchaatmag
12/26/2019

MAG’s top 9 in 2019.
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#topnine #topnine2019 #muchaatmag

SALE time at THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Open 11am-9pm tonight! Shop the store & support the arts!
12/26/2019

SALE time at THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Open 11am-9pm tonight! Shop the store & support the arts!

MAG is open tomorrow until 9 pm. Half price admission begins at 5 pm. Great opportunity to view “Alphonse Mucha: Master ...
12/26/2019
Many Voices, Many Visions: Just Law program and Master of Art Nouveau

MAG is open tomorrow until 9 pm.

Half price admission begins at 5 pm. Great opportunity to view “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau” or try out the new lounge menu Brown Hound Downtown

Rochester, N. Y. - This week, we featured the Just Law program in the City of Rochester. The program educates 6th through 9th grade students about the U. S. legal system. The program explores the concept of legal literacy, the importance of school attendance, and career opportunities within the cour...

Saturday and Sunday are the last two days to shop THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery before Christmas! Shop the store ...
12/21/2019

Saturday and Sunday are the last two days to shop THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery before Christmas! Shop the store & support the arts!

Meet Brown Hound Downtown’s mascot Henry the Reindeer Dog! Who’s ready for Breakfast with Santa beginning TODAY at 10:30...
12/21/2019

Meet Brown Hound Downtown’s mascot Henry the Reindeer Dog! Who’s ready for Breakfast with Santa beginning TODAY at 10:30am-2pm!! 🍽🎄Photo opps are FREE. 📷 Bring the kiddos for fun photo ops, a kid-friendly menu, meet Henry, Santa & more‼☃️

The “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau” exhibition has some fun coloring pages for all ages and pick up some last minute stocking stuffers at THE STORE @ MAG. 🛍

Famous Artists 2.0! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts!...
12/20/2019

Famous Artists 2.0! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

Famous Artists! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ M...
12/20/2019

Famous Artists! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

Enjoying some Field Notes from University of Rochester photographer J. Adam Fenster *helpful hint: watch the video on th...
12/20/2019
2019: The year in pictures

Enjoying some Field Notes from University of Rochester photographer J. Adam Fenster

*helpful hint: watch the video on this page, too.

As 2019 winds down, University photographer J. Adam Fenster shares some of his top selections from among the many thousands of pictures he captured.

Last evening before Christmas to shop at THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts!
12/19/2019

Last evening before Christmas to shop at THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts!

Craft 2.0! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memori...
12/19/2019

Craft 2.0! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

Craft! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memorial A...
12/19/2019

Craft! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

#TBT to Kwanzaa Celebration Series almost 10 years ago! Join us for this year’s celebration on Sunday, December 29, 5:30...
12/19/2019

#TBT to Kwanzaa Celebration Series almost 10 years ago! Join us for this year’s celebration on Sunday, December 29, 5:30-8 pm, which will feature an evening on collecting and investing in Black Art. See the full schedule here: https://mag.rochester.edu/events/familydays/

Evan Dawson had a sit down with Mangelsdorf to discuss her background, her goals for the university, her views on the un...
12/19/2019
Connections: University of Rochester President Sarah Mangelsdorf

Evan Dawson had a sit down with Mangelsdorf to discuss her background, her goals for the university, her views on the university’s role in terms of economic development, and how she thinks the campus is moving forward after the events of last year.” Listen here:

On July 1, 2019, Sarah Mangelsdorf became the new president of the University of Rochester. She was selected for the role following the resignation of Joel

Get in ASAP to see the Suffrage postcards from the Collection of Carol N. Crossed, Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, A...
12/18/2019

Get in ASAP to see the Suffrage postcards from the Collection of Carol N. Crossed, Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Adams, MA.

Some images are a relatively gentle skewering of what a man’s role might be under suffrage (shown) while others are surprisingly shocking in their grotesque depictions of cartoon violence against women.

Ornaments 2.0! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Me...
12/18/2019

Ornaments 2.0! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

Ornaments! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memori...
12/18/2019

Ornaments! Last minute gift ideas from THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

Stay tuned this week for THE STORE @ MAG’s last minute gift ideas! First up “Ornaments” print by @katie.brown_art 8.5”x1...
12/17/2019

Stay tuned this week for THE STORE @ MAG’s last minute gift ideas! First up “Ornaments” print by @katie.brown_art 8.5”x11” available framed or unframed. Perfect size for any wall! You also might recognize it from the last Finger Lakes Exhibition. 😳 Shop the store & support the arts!

Membership has perks. See art first for free all year. Discounts at THE STORE, Creative Workshop and @brownhounddowntown...
12/17/2019

Membership has perks.

See art first for free all year. Discounts at THE STORE, Creative Workshop and @brownhounddowntown

🎨🛍🥂☕️🍽

Consider the gift of MAG membership for your creative crew. #artsmatter

shown: Jackson Pollock
“Red Vertical Composition 5” 1950

Is anyone else worried about how quickly Christmas is approaching!?! We are! That’s why THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gal...
12/16/2019

Is anyone else worried about how quickly Christmas is approaching!?! We are! That’s why THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery is open tomorrow Tuesday the 17th 11-5! Shop the store & support the arts!

Be Inspired! •Today is the Creative Workshop Open House! •Try your hand at some art. Play with clay and watch a throwing...
12/14/2019

Be Inspired!

Today is the Creative Workshop Open House!

Try your hand at some art. Play with clay and watch a throwing demo.

Meet our artist/teachers!!! Ask questions. Get messy. Make some art. 🎨

Art classes make a great gift for the maker in your life ♥️

ART: work from @caserdillo kids art class. See the student art show now on view in the Creative Workshop.

‪At our annual Legislators Breakfast, we take the opportunity to thank them for their work and provide updates and infor...
12/13/2019

‪At our annual Legislators Breakfast, we take the opportunity to thank them for their work and provide updates and information about what we are working on today and moving forward. Their continued support means the world to us. ‬

Thank you to Brown Hound Downtown for a lovely spread. 🌞

Week 8 and final release in the Mucha/ @dellarious series. THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & suppor...
12/13/2019

Week 8 and final release in the Mucha/ @dellarious series. THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! Sold in 12”x18” in store or special order 24”x36”!

Filming this morning with a crew from NTID with a highlight of the #NTID MUSEAI app. MUSEAI was developed by the team at...
12/13/2019

Filming this morning with a crew from NTID with a highlight of the #NTID MUSEAI app. MUSEAI was developed by the team at NTID - the Center on Access Technology.

There are 12 works in the exhibition space that include a video on the app of the artist describing their work in ASL and with captions.

Student Comment: “Normally, I would have to request an interpreter up to a week in advance. Using the MUSEAI - I can learn at my own pace. I am in charge.” @ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

#TBT to this episode of "Many Voices Many Visions" featuring an interview with Sarah C. Rutherford on her "Her Voice Car...
12/12/2019
Many Voices, Many Visions "Her Voice Carries/Challenger Lab"

#TBT to this episode of "Many Voices Many Visions" featuring an interview with Sarah C. Rutherford on her "Her Voice Carries" project. Did you know that we currently have work by Sarah in our permanent collection as well as one currently on view?

This week, we’ll take a closer look at a project that’s turning heads and, hopefully, attention onto the way women are portrayed in public spaces. We’ll meet the artist behind “Her Voices Carries”. Also on the show this week-- sparking a love of science in young people&...

Won’t you be my neighbor?  THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memorial Art Galle...
12/11/2019

Won’t you be my neighbor? THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts! @ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

On Sunday, December 15, take a one hour, Docent-led tour of the MAG collection. "The Human Body as a Reflection of Value...
12/10/2019

On Sunday, December 15, take a one hour, Docent-led tour of the MAG collection. "The Human Body as a Reflection of Values"

Learn more about the artists' choices in their subject matter.

Included with museum admission.

shown: Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun, "Portrait of a Woman as a Bacchante" ca, 1790s; William-Adolphe Bouguereau, "Young Priestess" 1902; Attributed to Jefferson Gauntt, "Portrait of Sophia Josephine Dixon" ca. 1850-1860.

Come see us in THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Open Tuesday the 10th and 17th 11-5 for extra shopping hours! Shop ...
12/10/2019

Come see us in THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Open Tuesday the 10th and 17th 11-5 for extra shopping hours! Shop the store & support the arts!

12/10/2019
12/09/2019

Now offering fuzzy puppets and other furry friends in the STORE @ MAG. The store is open on Tuesday from 11 am to 5 pm for your shopping pleasure!

READING: "Judith Schaechter’s Stained Glass Work Part of Major Survey"by Andy Smith“From her start in the 1980s, Judith ...
12/09/2019
Judith Schaechter’s Stained Glass Work Part of Major Survey

READING: "Judith Schaechter’s Stained Glass Work Part of Major Survey"
by Andy Smith
“From her start in the 1980s, Judith Schaechter has stretched the medium of stained glass into an incisive art form for the twenty-first century, boldly paving her path in the diverse arena of contemporary art,” the venue says. “With a deep respect for history, a provocative rebelliousness, and a feminist sensibility, Schaechter has aptly been called a ‘post-punk stained-glass sorceress.’ Her meticulous and awe-inspiring stained-glass panels are intentional seductions, alternative visions of beauty, and radical statements of female experience.”

The stunning stained glass work of Judith Schaechter is the center of an upcoming exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, the first major survey of the artist’s…

As seen on today's Google:“The events of my life would fill more than a novel. It would take an epic, the Iliad and the ...
12/08/2019
Camille Claudel | Rodin Museum

As seen on today's Google:
“The events of my life would fill more than a novel. It would take an epic, the Iliad and the Odyssey, and a Homer to tell my story “I won't recount it today, I don't want to sadden you. I have fallen into an abyss. I live in a world so curious, so strange. Of the dream that was my life, this is the nightmare.”

Camille Claudel to Eugène Blot, Montdevergues Asylum


The Journey of a Woman Sculptor : Camille Claudel (1864-1943) student, assistant, mistress and muse… of Auguste Rodin

Good morning. Early morning decorations in the Pavilion thanks to the MAG Gallery Council and @groundskeeperdale 💕💕💕 Our...
12/07/2019

Good morning.

Early morning decorations in the Pavilion thanks to the MAG Gallery Council and @groundskeeperdale
💕💕💕
Our Gallery Council volunteers make our world 🌎 go round 🙌

📷 by Security Ambassador Stacy 💫 @ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

12/06/2019
“Sound of Flowers” by Morris Gaylord Broderson, ca. 1958. Broderson returned repeatedly to the image of a single figure ...
12/06/2019

“Sound of Flowers” by Morris Gaylord Broderson, ca. 1958.

Broderson returned repeatedly to the image of a single figure tilting its head and lowering its ear to an upturned flower.

Learn more at tonight’s De’VIA Tour at 6 pm. The tour is accessible to both Deaf and hearing audiences and is included in museum admission.

Can we get some LIKES for the emoji and Instagram like button ornaments available in THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Galler...
12/06/2019

Can we get some LIKES for the emoji and Instagram like button ornaments available in THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Shop the store & support the arts!
@ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

“Whenever I see this poster of Sarah Bernhardt, it takes my breath way. Once I catch my breath, I want to climb into the...
12/06/2019

“Whenever I see this poster of Sarah Bernhardt, it takes my breath way. Once I catch my breath, I want to climb into the frame and go back to her in Paris.” ~ Jean Elisabeth Pedersen on Star Power, Posters, and Paintings.

It has arrived! Week 7 of the Mucha/ @dellarious release at THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Just in time for Membe...
12/05/2019

It has arrived! Week 7 of the Mucha/ @dellarious release at THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery. Just in time for Members Shopping Night! We are here until 9pm tonight. Shop the store & support the arts!

MAG Merry Member Shopping 🛍 Night is TONIGHT Thursday, December 5 from 5-9 pm. Shopping discounts for Members at THE STO...
12/05/2019

MAG Merry Member Shopping 🛍 Night is TONIGHT Thursday, December 5 from 5-9 pm.
Shopping discounts for Members at THE STORE @ the Memorial Art Gallery: $10 off a purchase of $50
$15 off a purchase of $75
$20 off a purchase of $100
$50 off a purchase of $200
$75 off a purchase of $300
$100 off a purchase of $400
Also enjoy cookies 🍪 and cocoa, door prizes 🏆, crafts 🎨, a free gift for you ❤️ with a purchase of a gift of membership, and a 7 pm lecture on “Alphonse Mucha: Star Power, Posters & Paintings.” It’s not too late to become a member - look 👀 for “join” on our website. Member perks happen all year.

This MAGthursday is chockful of exhibitions, enlightenment, events and... everything. We have two exhibitions on view (M...
12/05/2019

This MAGthursday is chockful of exhibitions, enlightenment, events and... everything.

We have two exhibitions on view (Mucha and De'VIA) including a newly installed gallery space focused women in the arts and Suffragette advertising.

The talk tonight is on the history of the Power of advertising and graphic design.

Our Merry MAG Member Shopping night begins at 5 pm with a sliding scale for discounts ~ up to $100 when you spend $400!

And, these two local artists will join us in the Pavilion at 5 pm for a book signing of their new book ~ "M is for Mindful" ☀️☀️☀️

THE DECEMBER DeTOUR℠ is... The Boy Who Lived DeTOUR℠ ✨ Join us for an enchanted tour of our collection! $12 ticket inclu...
12/04/2019

THE DECEMBER DeTOUR℠ is... The Boy Who Lived DeTOUR℠ ✨ Join us for an enchanted tour of our collection! $12 ticket includes museum admission. Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-boy-who-lived-detoursm-tickets-81337373273

On this MAGsocial DeTOUR℠ we are combining the wonders of the Wizarding World with the MAGic of our museum. We will take you on a journey of our secret passageways, unveil the mysteries behind our tapestry, highlight portraits that we’re pretty certain move from time to time, and unveil our very own ghost in the Egyptian wing of our collection. We will travel across time, journeying through our collection to introduce you to some creative witches, art wizards, and terrifying trolls. #MAGsocial

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Rochester, NY
14607

RTS 48/48X University of Rochester Red Line Buses

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A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary movements, the Gallery offers a panorama of the world’s art.

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Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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