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Memorial Art Gallery

Journey through 5,000 years of human creativity: from the treasures of antiquity to 21st - Century masterworks, including Monet, Rembrandt, and O’Keefe as well as contemporaries such as Kehinde Wiley and Mickalene Thomas. Located in the Neighborhood of the Arts, and considered one of the finest regional art museums in the country, the Memorial Art Gallery is known for its comprehensive, well-balanced collection and dynamic schedule of exhibitions year-round.

In addition to exhibition space, MAG also features a range of rental spaces with in-house catering available by our on-site restaurant, Brown Hound Downtown. The Creative Workshop, MAG's educational outpost, features hands-on art classes for all ages, frequently inspired by art on view in the gallery.

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    • On-site Restaurant
    • Box Lunch Available
    • Lunch Served
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  • special kids pricing: yes, 5 and under free, discount for other students

History

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Eat, Drink Type

  • Cuisine:
    • American
    • Bakery
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    • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Largest Room 477
  • Reception Capacity 477
  • Theatre Capacity 296
  • Banquet Capacity 223
  • Number of Rooms 5

Meeting Rooms

Gallery Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 296
M&T Bank Ballroom
  • Banquet Capacity: 223
  • Reception Capacity: 477
Bausch & Lomb Parlor
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Lynne Lovejoy Parlor
  • Reception Capacity: 40
Vanden Brul Pavilion
  • Reception Capacity: 200

April 23, 2018 - June 15, 2018

NOSFERATU (The Undead) is a film installation by New York-based artist Javier Téllez that focuses on cinema and mental illness. It is the first exhibition to be presented as part of “Reflections on

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April 20, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Wards of Time: Photographs of Antiquities by Larry Merrill includes a selection of images from an ongoing series by Rochester photographer Larry Merrill. In this work, Merrill directs our gaze,

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October 11, 2017 - July 1, 2018

Originally commissioned by London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, where another version of this body of work is permanently on view, MAG’s series of “Martyrs” consists of four high-definition flat-screen

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Recurring weekly on Saturday until July 28, 2018

Kids Create Dates are new at the MAG! Creative Workshop teachers will serve as hosts as MAG offers 3 fun and flexible art projects for kids as young as 4, and as old as 14. Drop in before, after or

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Recurring weekly on Sunday

Enjoy a 25-minute presentation and mini-recital on the Italian Baroque organ by Edward Dean, a graduate student at the Eastman School of Music. Repeated at 3:00 PM. Included in Gallery admission.

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Recurring weekly on Sunday until May 27, 2018

Every Sunday afternoon at 1 PM and 3 PM, an Eastman organ
student demonstrates the sounds of the Italian Baroque
Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery in a brief recital. These
demonstrations are free with

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June 7, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Rochester’s most prestigious garage sale!
This popular annual fundraiser presented by the Gallery Council is the place to find gently used antiques, fine art, jewelry, china, pottery, porcelain,

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June 14, 2018

Jessica Goodenbury | Christine Knoblauch | Meghan Murphy
Join us at MAG for an evening of inspiration. This cast of creatives will share their creative genius in a lightning-fast presentation. This

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until December 13, 2018

This monthly film series is co-sponsored by MAGsocial and the Alternative Music Film Society. Find the group on Facebook to keep up to date on all of the offerings. Admission is free.

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July 14, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Josephine Tota (1910–1996) was a seamstress and amateur artist who lived a conventional life among the Italian immigrant community in Rochester, New York. In her seventies, she spent countless hours

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July 19, 2018

On this colorful MAGsocial DeTOUR, we will uncover the secret lives and lovers of LGBTQ+ artists in our collection. We will explore sexual identity and the human desire to belong along with Europe’s

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July 21, 2018

New year, new name! Formally known as Family Days, we are changing the name to Celebration. It’s not just for families anymore!

Several times each year, the Memorial Art Gallery opens its doors and

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September 23, 2018

New year, new name! Formally known as Family Days, we are changing the name to Celebration. It’s not just for families anymore!

Several times each year, the Memorial Art Gallery opens its doors and

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October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019

In October 2018, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester (MAG) will present a major focus exhibition of paintings from the Impressionist master Claude Monet’s series “Waterloo

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October 14, 2018

New year, new name! Formally known as Family Days, we are changing the name to Celebration. It’s not just for families anymore!

Several times each year, the Memorial Art Gallery opens its doors and

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Centennial Sculpture Park open free 7 days a week. Centennial Sculpture Park has recast ten acres of the Gallery’s grounds more