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Federal and State Grants Will Support Conservation,
Exhibition of Carl Peters Drawings

Carl Peters drawing for Fairport Historical Society muralThe Gallery is one of 788 not-for-profit organizations nationwide selected in May 2012 to receive an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The $15,000 award is being used to conserve 37 Depression-era drawings by Rochester artist Carl Peters (1897–1980). Included are studies and preparatory drawings for murals at three Rochester landmarks, all funded by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). Shown above is a study, ca. 1938, for a mural at Fairport Library (now Fairport Historical Museum). Learn more

The drawings will be the focus of the exhibition Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals, which opens at MAG on October 18.

In spring 2015, Gallery received a $5,000 mini-grant to support photography and imaging for the exhibition. The award, from the New York State Council on the Arts, is administered by the Museum Association of New York.

MAG Awarded Federal Grant to Conserve Asian Miniatures

MAG is one of 196 not-for-profit organizations nationwide selected in fall 2014 to receive a Museums for America award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The highly competitive, $24,085 award will be used to conserve 22 high-quality miniature paintings from the Gallery’s Asian art collection.

Indian print ca. 1820Many of the paintings—which represent about 30 percent of the Indian, Persian, and Nepalese miniatures in the collection—have never been on view because of their fragile condition. Following year-long conservation treatment, they will be exhibited in the Asian galleries in rotation with other light-sensitive items.
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Pictured: Priests Worshipping the Image of Shri Nathaji (India,
ca. 1820). Gift of Helen H. Reiff in memory of Robert F. Reiff.

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Centennial Sculpture Park Honored by RRCDC

2013 clothesline festival Kudos to MAG’s Centennial Sculpture Park, which has received the 2013 Reshaping Rochester Robert Macon Award for Innovation. The award, announced in October 2013 by the Rochester Regional Community Design Center, recognizes the new sculpture park for its positive impact on people, neighborhoods and the community. Learn more

Pictured: Visitors to the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival enjoying Centennial Sculpture Park. Photo by Richard P. Wersinger.

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