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.
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.
Visit in the evening
And enjoy Double-Positive and other outdoor lighting installations.
Inside the Memorial Art Gallery – First Floor
The first floor showcases traveling exhibitions and rotating collections.
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.
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.
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.
Cost: Admission Fee; free to explore the grounds outside
Located in the City of Rochester (get directions)
More information: mag.rochester.edu
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