Front of the Gallery's 1913 building

Visitor Information

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


$14 general admission
$10 senior citizens (62+)
$5 college students with ID and children 6–18
FREE for children 5 and under

  • Half-price admission Thursdays after 5 pm
  • Always free to members, University of Rochester students, and children 5 and under

Special Offers:

Blue Star Museums (June 1–September 4): 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.

Get Cool, Get Cultured (July 1–August 31): Looking for a way to beat the heat this summer? Get cool in a museum! MAG and other area museums are teaming up to offer discounted admission. For details, stop by the Admission Desk.

Gallery Store:

Wednesday-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
Closing at 5 pm on December 31

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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

MAG Gift Cards

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Now you can give the gift of MAG without having to choose just one thing. MAG Gift Cards can be used at the Gallery Store, the Creative Workshop, admission to the Gallery or to give the gift of a year long membership. learn more

Maps and Directions

500 University Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607


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Every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm, enjoy food and drink for purchase from Brown Hound Downtown, live music and half-price museum admission. Reduced admission is 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, 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 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.