Visit Us

Museum hours:

Wednesday-Sunday 11 am–5 pm
Thursday 11 am–9 pm
First Fridays until 9 pm
Open regular hours on Easter Sunday
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays & the following holidays:
New Year’s Day | July 4th
Thanksgiving | Christmas Day

Admission:

$15 general admission
$12 senior citizens (62+)
$6 college students with ID
$6 children 6–18
FREE for children 5 and under
FREE for University of Rochester students, faculty and staff.

  • Half-price admission Thursdays after 5 pm

Gallery Store Hours:

Wednesday-Sunday 11 am–5 pm, Thursdays until 9 pm and closed the following major holidays:
New Year’s Day | July 4th | Thanksgiving | Christmas

Administrative Offices:

Open Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Closed Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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
585.276.8900

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Take the Bus
Parking
Gallery Floor Plan

MAGthursdays

Every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm, enjoy food and drink for purchase from Brown Hound Downtown, live music and half-price museum admission. The museum is open until 9 pm. Reduced admission is made possible by in part by Monroe County.

Other discounts include:

  • AAA members*: $1 off adult admission
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) members*: Free
  • Get Cool Get Cultured (July & August)
  • Guest passes and coupons: Free

*must present card

Accessibility

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, contact Chelsea Anderson or call 585.276.8971. 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 events department at 585-276-8950 to inquire about site fees and space use policy.

Visitors can also enjoy cell phone audio described tours of selected works.


Acknowledgements

The Memorial Art Gallery is supported primarily by its members, the University of Rochester, and public funds from Monroe County and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Monroe County and Council for the Arts