Front of the Gallery's 1913 building

Visitor Information

Museum hours:

Wednesday-Sunday 11 am–5 pm
Thursday 11 am–9 pm
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and the following major holidays:
New Year’s Day | July 4th | Thanksgiving | Christmas


$12 general admission
$8 senior citizens (62+)
$5 college students with ID and children 6–18
Half-price admission every Thursday after 5 pm
Always free to members, University of Rochester students, and children 5 and under.

Salute to servicemen and women: Again this summer, along with other museums across the country, the Memorial Art Gallery is joining Blue Star Museums in offering free admission to active military personnel with ID and their immediate families (offer good May 24–August 31).

Get Cool, Get Cultured: Looking for a way to beat the heat this summer? Get cool in a museum! MAG and our neighbor, George Eastman House Inter­national Museum of Photography and Film, are teaming up to offer discounted admission. At MAG, request a coupon at the Admission Desk with your paid or member’s free admission. Present this coupon at GEH within 14 days, purchase one admission and receive a second admission free. Eastman House visitors heading to MAG will receive the same courtesy. (Offer good in July and August; coupon must be presented by August 31.)

Gallery Store:

Tuesday-Saturday 10 am–5 pm; Thursday 10 am–9 pm and Sunday 11 am–5 pm.
Closed Mondays and the following major holidays:
New Year’s Day | July 4th | Thanksgiving | Christmas
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Tastebuds at the Gallery:

Offering coffee, light fare and desserts
Summer hours Wednesday–Friday from 11 am to 3 pm; closed July 2–6

Administrative Offices:

Open Monday-Friday during regular business hours.

Art Library /
Teacher Resource Center:

Open to the public for browsing and to MAG members, educators, and UR students & staff for borrowing. Hours and information

Maps and Directions

500 University Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607

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Gallery Floor Plan

Half-Price Thursday Evenings

Half-price general admission Thursdays 5 to 9 pm, made possible by in part by Monroe County.

Other discounts include:

*must present card


Free visitor parking is available in all lots on the Gallery grounds.

Handicapped-accessible spaces are in lot A (near the University Avenue entrance) and lot D (near the rear entrance). The clearance is six feet, six inches (6′ 6″). Both entrances are fully accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available in the Vanden Brul Pavilion. Full description.

To schedule a sign language interpreter, a touch tour for the blind, or to request an events calendar in Braille or large print version, call the education department at 585.276.8971 or contact Kerry Donovan. Deaf and hard-of-hearing people may also call via Relay Service.

Museum Guidelines

In order to make the Museum visit pleasurable for all, we ask that you follow the guidelines below:

  • Food, beverages, umbrellas, backpacks, large bags (16”x 20” or larger), and baby back carriers are not allowed in the gallery. Please use our free coat room and lockers located near the front entrance.
  • Wheelchairs and umbrella strollers are available in our coatroom for your use free of charge.
  • Please do not touch; natural oils and dirt from your hands can damage delicate artwork. Please do not lean on art cases or walls. We recommend staying 12 inches back to avoid touching the works by accident.
  • Please use regular or color pencils only when making notes or drawing in the Galleries. No pens, ink or markers.
  • Please keep your cell phone on vibrate.
  • No photos are allowed in the Grand Gallery or of works marked with the ‘no photo’ icon. No flash photography or video in the collections. For guests safety we do not allow tripods anywhere in the museum. Commercial photographers should contact our marketing department at 585-276-8932 to inquire about site fees and space use policy.

Visitors can also enjoy cell phone audio described tours of selected works – from any desktop or via our app, MAGart 2.0.