Memorial Art Gallery

Memorial Art Gallery

The Memorial Art Gallery of the University or Rochester has an extensive permanent collection, an incredible variety of traveling exhibitions, & a well-rounded calendar of events and art classes.

Borrow a VIP Pass from the library for discounted admission to the Memorial Art Gallery! $7.50 admission per person up to 4 people. Free admission for children 6 – 18 (up to 4 total). Not valid for ticketed events/receptions.

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Outside the Memorial Art Gallery

On the museum campus, you’ll find the Sculpture Park, including The Creation Story by sculptor Tom Otterness, and The Unicorn Family by Wendell Castle.

Around the perimeter is the Poets Walk and Story Walk. This “urban gathering space” in the Neighborhood of the Arts welcomes you to explore the grounds for free and use your imagination to interact with the elements.

There is Morse Code set in the brick sidewalks. No spoilers! Try to decipher it yourself (here’s a Morse Code translator) or read about it here.

Memorial Art Gallery Morse Code entrance
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Memorial Art Gallery

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Memorial Art Gallery


Memorial Art Gallery exterior art
Memorial Art Gallery


Visit in the evening to enjoy Double-Positive and other outdoor lighting installations.

Memorial Art Gallery
Memorial Art Gallery
Memorial Art Gallery
Memorial Art Gallery


Inside the Memorial Art Gallery
First Floor

The first floor showcases traveling exhibitions and rotating collections.

Memorial Art Gallery Maxfield Parrish Eastman Theatre
Memorial Art Gallery Daze
Memorial Art Gallery Her Voice Carries
Memorial Art Gallery American Art cover
Memorial Art Gallery stained glass
Memorial Art Gallery Tiffany Glass
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Memorial Art Gallery Tiffany room cover
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Memorial Art Gallery Modern Contemporary cover
Memorial Art Gallery 2nd floor


Inside the Memorial Art Gallery
Second Floor

Second floor exhibits hold timeless collections of famous paintings and priceless artifacts. Visit during an Italian Baroque Organ concert!

Each Sunday students from the Eastman School of Music give 25-minute mini-recitals at 1 and 3 pm. Once a month from October to May, the organ is featured in Third Thursday evening showcase concerts with the Eastman School. Concerts are offered free with Gallery admission.

Memorial Art Gallery DeTour baroque fountain court cover
Memorial Art Gallery
Memorial Art Gallery Renaissance Art cover
Memorial Art Gallery Egyption
Memorial Art Gallery Renaissance style
Memorial Art Gallery 17th Century European cover
Memorial Art Gallery 17th century Eurpoe looking into Baroque cover


More information about the Memorial Art Gallery

Check out “MAG Thursdays” from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Half price admission, live music, wine, beer and food for purchase. There are also family-centric cultural heritage days when admission is free ($5 donation suggested.) The MAG is always trying new things, most likely influenced by their affiliation with the University of Rochester, and their location in downtown Rochester.

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