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.

05/16/2020

"You are ready for your next journey to begin."

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 💛💙 #UR2020

Looking for a weekend project (at home) with the Fam? Test your skills at creating an Art Recreation.Check it out. Thank...
05/16/2020
Memorial Art Gallery showcasing fan-made recreations of their own art

Looking for a weekend project (at home) with the Fam? Test your skills at creating an Art Recreation.
Check it out.
Thank you to News 8 WROC Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Looking for something to do this weekend? Memorial Art Gallery is looking for people and families to recreate some of the paintings and portraits in their gallery. Jessica …

READING:"Ja'Tovia Gary at Memorial Art Gallery" by Emily E. Mangione for Cornelia Magazine. A wonderful review of the Ja...
05/15/2020
Ja’Tovia Gary at Memorial Art Gallery — Cornelia Magazine

READING:
"Ja'Tovia Gary at Memorial Art Gallery" by Emily E. Mangione for Cornelia Magazine. A wonderful review of the Ja’Tovia Gary installation at MAG with a thoughtful and careful analysis of the work.

December 20, 2019—April 5, 2020 by Emily E. Mangione

Take the 30 Day Creative Workshop Sketchbook Challenge!Below is the link to 30 days of prompts and inspiration.Day 1 = M...
05/15/2020
Sketchbook Challenge - Memorial Art Gallery

Take the 30 Day Creative Workshop Sketchbook Challenge!

Below is the link to 30 days of prompts and inspiration.

Day 1 = Muffins! presented your way. Pencil, paint, photograph, mixed media, or collage. Show us what you got!

Submit up to two of your works to the Creative Workshop, and we'll share on our website and on our social media. All the details are listed here:
http://mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/#30day

30 Days of Sketchbook Prompts Friday, May 15 Saturday, May 16 Sunday, May 17 cat texture Monday, May 18 Tuesday, May 19 Wednesday, May 20 that song your great uncle sang cirling Thursday, May 21 Friday, May 22 Saturday, May 23 phone call shows nose or knows Sunday, May 24 Monday, May 25 Tuesday, May...

From our Academic Programs Department:"The Story of Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamatio...
05/13/2020
Frederick Douglass - Memorial Art Gallery

From our Academic Programs Department:
"The Story of Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation"

Just because greatness is always inspirational.

MAG joins the Rochester community in paying tribute to Frederick Douglass From left: Elizabeth M. Olds, Frederick Douglass; Hale Woodruff, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln Discussing Emancipation; Charles Wells, Frederick Douglass The Story of Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Emanci...

05/12/2020
Artists in the Time of Pandemic, Judith Schaechter

Missing it all.

Thank you John R. Thornton for producing the series.

A labor of

One of the best movies I have ever made was about one of the best artists I have ever known. Judith Schaecter shared with me her process, history and the int...

Carl Sandburg, "The Harbor"Passing through huddled and ugly walls,By doorways where women haggardLooked from their hunge...
05/12/2020

Carl Sandburg, "The Harbor"

Passing through huddled and ugly walls,
By doorways where women haggard
Looked from their hunger-deep eyes,
Haunted with shadows of hunger-hands,
Out from the huddled and ugly walls,
I came sudden, at the city's edge,
On a blue burst of lake,
Long lake waves breaking under the sun
On a spray-flung curve of shore;
And a fluttering storm of gulls,
Masses of great gray wings
And flying white bellies
Veering and wheeling free in the open.

ART:
Jonas Lie ( Oslo, Norway, 1880-1940, New York, NY)
Morning on the River, ca. 1911-1912
Gift of Ruth Sibley Gade in memory of James G. Averell
1913.6

05/11/2020
"The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art" (Virtual Tour 8)

"The Battle of Carnival and Lent," the largest window of the installation, took Judith Schaechter over a year to complete. It contains over ninety-six figures: human, animal, and imaginary.

Even though our doors are closed, "The Path to Paradise" is always open! Click the link below to begin your virtual experience of the exhibition.
https://mag.rochester.edu/exhibitions/judith-schaechters-path-to-paradise-digital-edition/ #MAGatHome

Happy Mother's Day ♥️"Mother and Child" by Lynne Feldman
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day ♥️

"Mother and Child" by Lynne Feldman

05/09/2020
"The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art" (Virtual Tour 8)

Schaechter describes how, as a younger artist, her small light table forced her to stack pieces to make room to work. She became excited by her ability to alter imagery by layering. Over time, layering has become central to her work, sometimes stacking as many as five pieces of engraved and painted glass to achieve her desired effect.

"Three engraved layers: head and bust of a figure" by Judith Schaechter

05/09/2020
i hate quarantine

♥️ this community music project coming from Canandaigua Academy students who can't be together for graduation this year.
#COVID19 #artsmatter

Isolation from friends, school, and work can't squelch the creativity of these Canandaigua Academy Music students! A bit of fun that we hope brings a smile t...

One of the first decisions to postpone or cancel an event when we learned of the upcoming pandemic was to cancel our Asi...
05/08/2020
Asian Americans Series

One of the first decisions to postpone or cancel an event when we learned of the upcoming pandemic was to cancel our Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration Day at MAG. It was a sad choice, a collaborative decision, but an easy choice to put safety above all else. It was the right thing to do. Thank you to our committee for your vision.

That said, we were excited to learn of this WXXI series coming next week. We'll be watching.

A new PBS series

Listen in on the virtual conversation with MAG's Chief Curator and Judith Schaechter 💙
05/08/2020

Listen in on the virtual conversation with MAG's Chief Curator and Judith Schaechter 💙

Here is a link to the short interview this morning with Judith Schaechter on WRUR radio. Offering some great insights, a...
05/07/2020
Museums, and Judith Schaechter's glass link in the broken arts chain

Here is a link to the short interview this morning with Judith Schaechter on WRUR radio.

Offering some great insights, and leaving us wanting more.

Judith will be live tonight at 6 pm, chatting with MAG’s Chief Curator Jessica Marten. Watch for the link!

Had it been a minute faster, or a minute slower, on a 2,825-mile journey, the Titanic might have been just another passenger ship that never met an iceberg

Thank you
05/06/2020

Thank you

Call for artists!
05/06/2020
GLOBAL OPEN CALL FOR ART - Amplifier Community

Call for artists!

In response to COVID-19, Amplifier and our partners are launching an emergency campaign with top art curators and public-health advisors from around the world.       We are currently looking for symbols that help promote mental health, well-being, and social change work during these stressful tim...

05/05/2020
"The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art" (Virtual Tour 7)

Judith Schaechter's "The Life Ecstatic" (2016) "captures themes that have touched Schaechter’s work throughout her career: the female experience, the need to locate oneself within a larger reality, and the profusion of decorative imagery."

Schaechter will talk about her recent work on Thursday, May 7 at 6 pm during "A Conversation with Judith Schaechter"
https://www.facebook.com/events/1081907148844560/ #MAGatHome

Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy and community. MAG, along with so many other nonprofits, is facing unprec...
05/05/2020

Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy and community. MAG, along with so many other nonprofits, is facing unprecedented financial challenges. Support local organizations by donating time, funds, or your voice – help spread the word by sharing to your network. Your donation, of any amount, helps MAG and local nonprofits to sustain important work in our community. Learn more about participating organizations and how to help at givingtuesday.org

As Rochester’s community art museum, we strive to make great art accessible to all. Support MAG by visiting mag.rochester.edu/giving

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy and community. MAG, along with so many other ...
05/04/2020

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy and community. MAG, along with so many other nonprofits, is facing unprecedented financial challenges. Support local organizations by donating time, funds, or your voice - help spread the word by sharing to your network. Your donation, of any amount, helps MAG and local nonprofits to sustain important work in our community. Learn more about participating organizations and how to help at givingtuesday.org⠀⠀
As Rochester's community art museum, we strive to make great art accessible to all. Support MAG by visiting mag.rochester.edu/giving

#tagthemag #memorialartgallery #givingtuesday

Saturday creative challenge. Paint, colored pencils, crayons, collage? Your choice. This is near Bloomfield, NY, south e...
05/02/2020

Saturday creative challenge.

Paint, colored pencils, crayons, collage? Your choice. This is near Bloomfield, NY, south east of Rochester.

Enjoy this digital slide show of Chitra Ganesh's body of work based on the story of "Sultana's Dream".This in situ exhib...
05/01/2020
Sultana's Dream: Digital Edition

Enjoy this digital slide show of Chitra Ganesh's body of work based on the story of "Sultana's Dream".

This in situ exhibition is currently at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and unfortunately, during the pandemic, is not available for public view. We wanted to share the exhibition in the interim. Beautifully presented by Nancy Norwood and the exhibitions and facilities team.
Thank you for this opportunity to share Flickr!

Enjoy this digital slide show of Chitra Ganesh's body of work based on the story of Sultana's Dream. This in situ exhibition is currently at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and unfortunately, during the pandemic, is not available for public view. We wanted to share the exhibi...

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester's cover photo
05/01/2020

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester's cover photo

MAG has been pairing well-loved MAG paintings with poems and sending to our Docents as part of their regular messages fr...
05/01/2020

MAG has been pairing well-loved MAG paintings with poems and sending to our Docents as part of their regular messages from us. Here is "Towing a Boat, Honfleur" 1864 by Claude Monet paired with a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Enjoy.

"The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls", 1879
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
Along the sea-sands damp and brown
The traveller hastens toward the town,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
Darkness settles on roofs and walls,
But the sea, the sea in the darkness calls;
The little waves, with their soft, white hands,
Efface the footprints in the sands,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls
Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
The day returns, but evermore
Returns the traveller to the shore,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.

While the museum is closed to visitors due to the pandemic, MAG has launched a digital edition of the exhibition, "The P...
04/30/2020
MAG Launches Digital Edition of Judith Schaechter Exhibition | The Henry Luce Foundation

While the museum is closed to visitors due to the pandemic, MAG has launched a digital edition of the exhibition, "The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art", that can now be explored online. Thank you for the shout out Henry Luce Foundation!

The conceptual and visual richness of Judith Schaechter’s stained glass works are on display at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. While the museum is closed to visitors due to the pandemic, the institution has launched a digital edition of the exhibition, The Path to Paradis...

Good Morning. 📷 by Groundskeeper Dale. Sculpture “Six Cubes” #sculpturepark#publicartmatters
04/29/2020

Good Morning.

📷 by Groundskeeper Dale.
Sculpture “Six Cubes”
#sculpturepark
#publicartmatters

Writers block? White Canvas block?Try the "Word-Spill" exercise to get the creative juices flowing again. Brought to you...
04/28/2020

Writers block? White Canvas block?
Try the "Word-Spill" exercise to get the creative juices flowing again. Brought to you from our Remote Learning page!

Inspiration for creativity! #MAGatHome #LearningtoLook

http://mag.rochester.edu/teachers/learning-to-look/

Saturday challenge. Pencils, watercolor, ink. Your choice.
04/25/2020

Saturday challenge.
Pencils, watercolor, ink. Your choice.

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500 University Ave
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.

Opening Hours

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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(585) 276-8900

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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 museum’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.”


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Where can I find the recorded version of Judith Schaechter's yesterday interview?
During this difficult time, we could all use a bit of levity. Join us next week for Community Spirit Week, a fun celebration of community togetherness! #SpiritWeekRoc
"Dancing with Duke Ellington"- a great way to celebrate Black History Month. Feb. 14/15, at Hochstein, 7:30pm. Live jazz band, jazz vocalist Jessica Ann Best, saxophonist Ken Scott. Great for Valentine's Day! Champagne reception afterward. Tickets: www.newyorkstateballet.org
So my 8 year old drew a picture and decided to mail it to the art gallery.... today she got the sweetest letter in the mail from the staff. Thanks guys for making her so happy
Congratulations!!!
Nice new roof at the MAG! Well done!
Groundskeeper Dale.
An alternative review of Lessons of the Hour: 'Although I agree that photographs of brutalized bodies, especially when they belong to oppressed communities, dehumanize and normalize further violence, prioritizing sanitized visuals over rougher, less agreeable sounds and images can also be tricky. It takes away a lot of the discomfort that real talk might induce in an audience. It makes art easier to digest, but one has to question its message, its gloss, its commercial invincibility.'
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