Around the MAG
Centennial Sculpture Park Phase 2
Work begins this summer on the Creative Workshop entry plaza. Landscaping, brickwork and a paved plaza will provide an attractive way into the Gallery’s art school, as well as an inviting place to sit and stroll. Check this site for information on door closures and rerouting during the construction, which is expected to be completed in time for this year’s M&T Bank Clothesline Festival (September 7 & 8).
Rendering & plan: Bayer Landscape Architecture PLLC.
A Musical Tribute
In 2009 director Grant Holcomb was talking with former MAG Board president Bob Gianniny about a possible musical celebration of the Gallery’s centennial. Gianniny picked up the phone and called RPO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik—and the rest is history.
On November 8, 2012, thanks to funding from Gianniny and his wife, Joanne, “Images: Musical Impressions of an Art Museum” had its world premiere at Eastman Theatre.
Fittingly, the RPO was led by Tyzik, whose 40-minute composition brings to life seven works from the collection: Convergence by Albert Paley, Dr. Caligari by Wendell Castle, The Night Before The Battle by J. H. Beard, Two Dancing Figures by an unknown Maya, Memory by W. O. Partridge, Summer Street Scene in Harlem by Jacob Lawrence, and Found Portraits Collection: from the Cambodian Killing Fields at Tuol Sleng by Binh Danh.
Pictured: In October 2012, Jeff Tyzik (center) posed with Bruce, Joanne and Mark Gianniny and MAG director Grant Holcomb. The occasion was a sneak preview of his new composition for members of the Gallery’s Director’s Circle.
City newspaper article
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