|500 University Avenue, Rochester NY, 14607|
Wednesday-Sunday: 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Thursday: 11:00AM to 9:00PM
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Max at the Gallery
Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Reservations: call 585.473.6629
The Memorial Art Gallery (MAG), part of the University of Rochester, is located in the Neighborhood of the Arts. It is considered one of the finest regional art museums in the country. It's permanent collection of 12,000 works spans 50 centuries of world art and includes masterworks by artists such as Monet, Cézanne, Matisse, Homer and Cassatt. Coming in the summer of 2012, bring the family to the hands on Gill Discovery Center. And in the fall, your museum experience will start under your feet, even before you step into the building. The Centennial Sculpture Park will be open to the public 24/7.
Audioguides, special events and changing exhibitions are offered year-round. While at the MAG, visit Max at the Gallery, the Gallery Store or the Creative Workshop for displays of student's works in the Lucy Burne Gallery.
The MAG is home to the annual M&T Bank Clothesline Festival each September.
Some previous exhibitions
ITALIAN BAROQUE ORGAN (Ongoing)
When the only full-size antique Italian organ in North America was installed at MAG in summer 2005, it was national news. A year later, the organ—on permanent loan from the Eastman School of Music—has become an integral part of Rochester’s musical life. Monthly showcase recitals, as well as student recitals every Sunday at 1 pm and 3 pm, show off the magnificent sound of the instrument. Surrounded by Baroque paintings and sculpture, it’s a feast for the eyes as well.
More Memorial Art Gallery features:
Director Grant Holcomb has chosen 26 favorite works for this Acoustic guide tour of the Gallery. Free with admission.
Offering art and art history classes for adults, teens and children as young as 2 1/2. Winter session starts January 13. Call 473-7720, ext. 3056 for a free catalog or visit http://mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop.
ART LIBRARY/TEACHER CENTER
Open Wednesday–Saturday 1–5 pm and until 8 pm Thursdays. Closed Sunday–Tuesday, Thanksgiving Weekend, and for holiday break beginning December 23. To learn more, visit http://mag.rochester.edu/library.
THE GALLERY STORE
The Gallery Store provides gifts for all occasions. Our selection includes:
• art books
• educational toys and games
• framed fine art prints of MAG works
• glass artworks
• greeting cards, notecards & postcards
• MAG exhibition catalogs
• original artworks
• regional crafts
Showers, weddings, graduations, birthdays and more...the Gallery Store offers you a unique gift selection that's always 10% off with your membership discount. No Gallery admission fee is required. Proceeds from sales in the Gallery Store are used to support the Museum. For more information, visit http://mag.rochester.edu/shop/regionalArtists.html
MAX AT THE GALLERY
Enjoy lunch Tuesday–Friday, brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and events catering with Max at the Gallery. Special Max at the Gallery restaurant packages include admission to the Gallery and a selected lunch or brunch menu. For more information, visit http://mag.rochester.edu/restaurant/
PAINTING AND SCULPTURE FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MEMORIAL ART GALLERY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
Rochester’s art museum, the Memorial Art Gallery, has just published the first-ever catalog of its acclaimed American collection.
Seeing America: Painting and Sculpture from the Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester examines 82 objects and their connections to American history, culture, literature and politics. “The publication of Seeing America underscores both the quality and the breadth of our collection of American art,” says MAG director Grant Holcomb. “We are delighted to be able to share these treasures with a wider audience.” The 336-page, coffee-table size book is available in hardcover ($65) or softcover ($40) and is available in the Gallery Store (585-473-7720, ext. 3057). For more information, visit http://mag.rochester.edu/seeingAmerica
Artwork in the Gallery
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2007-12-27 00:23:56 Does anyone know the variety of tree outside the museum that drops the large, oblong seed pods? They look like oversized kidney beans, different
than the long string bean seed pod on another tree nearby. —KellyMyers