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Memorial Art Gallery

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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, MAG offers a panorama of the world’s art. Our 14-acre campus is a spectacular public art space that is a popular destination for Rochesterians and out-of-town visitors alike.

MAG’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects has been called the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City. In addition to its collection, the museum offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitionslectures, concerts, tours and family activities.

MAG’s Mission Statement

MAG enhances people’s lives by cultivating relationships and building community through the direct experience of art and creativity.

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Upcoming Events

1969 Turns 50

This exhibition showcases diverse works of art linked by the year of their creation, 1969. That year bore witness to some of the most transformative events...

Friday, April 19 11:00am
Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass

MAG is pleased to announce Lessons of the Hour, a multi-screen film and video installation by pioneering global media artist Isaac Julien. The work is freely...

Friday, April 19 11:00am
Spring Break Special

MAG will offer special pricing during Spring Break, Tuesday, April 16-Sunday, April 21, 2019. Kids 18 and under are free with paid adult admission.

Friday, April 19 11:00am
The Way Things Go

From 1979 to 2012, the Swiss duo of Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) created a distinctly humorous body of multimedia work that employed...

Friday, April 19 11:00am
Friday Docent-led Tour

Take a one hour, Docent-led tour of the MAG collection. Learn more about the artists and history of the art in our collection. Included in museum admission....

Friday, April 19 1:00pm

Recent Events

Third Thursday Concert at MAG

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lessons of the Hour - ASL Interpretation

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Alternative Music Film

Thursday, April 18, 2019

A Happy Little DeTOUR℠

Thursday, April 18, 2019


Thursday, April 18, 2019

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