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Ebook

In March 2014, MAG published its first ebook, Ancient Egypt: Exploring Ancient Artifacts with Alex the Archaeologist, available free from the iTunes Store.
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Mobile app

MAGart 2.0—the latest version of our free mobile app—explores the entire Gallery—upstairs, downstairs and throughout Centennial Sculpture Park. It’s available for iOS and Android devices from the iTunes Store and Google Play.
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Podcasts

Subscribe to our podcasts using iTunes or download mp3s using your feed reader or browser (Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome or IE 7 or later). Current podcasts include cell phone tours and performances on the Italian Baroque organ (descriptions below).


Centennial Lecture Series

The Memorial Art Gallery’s centennial year was presented by Lynne Lovejoy, with additional support from Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull, ESL Charitable Foundation and Nocon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Below is a list of our lectures series from our Centennial celebration called “What’s Up” as well as a few additional programs that we have recorded for your viewing and listening pleasure.

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Cell Phone Tours

Experience a deeper level of understanding by listening to our cell phone tours. Access our phone tours by calling 585.627.4132. Tours are free, but your normal minutes apply. The first time you call, you will receive a text message with a link to our mobile site that gives you our complete cell phone tour listings.
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Director’s Cell Phone Tour

“A difficult and challenging task.” That’s how MAG director Grant Holcomb describes the process of selecting just two dozen works for his Director’s Cell Phone Tour. “I wanted the tour to reflect the great breadth of the collection and sought to balance favorite ‘pilgrimage paintings’—major works by acknowledged masters—with more personal, even quirky, choices. And I finished the project knowing that, if asked to do it again, I might come up with a different set of personal favorites.”
view map or portfolio of images for the Director’s Audio Tour.

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American Collection Cell Phone Tours

Chief curator Marjorie Searl leads a tour of the 19th- and 20th-century American galleries. View map of her tour.

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Exhibition Cell Phone Tours

Hear featured artists speak about their own works (selected Grand Gallery exhibitions).
64th Rochester – Finger Lakes Exhibition tour transcripts

Poets Walk/Story Walk Cell Phone Tours

These interactive sidewalks bordering Centennial Sculpture Park were a collaboration between the City of Rochester and local nonprofit organizations. Both projects were curated by a panel of judges with input from the community, and in the case of Story Walk, chosen from hundreds of public submissions. To listen, call 585.627.4132 on your cell phone and when prompted for the stop number enter the first four letters of the key word engraved on the sidewalk.
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Audio Descriptions for the Visually Impaired:

Visitors who are visually impaired can enjoy detailed verbal descriptions of selected paintings. The descriptions are offered at original speed, and at a slightly faster version for those who are accustomed to the speed of screen reader programs.
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Performances on the Italian Baroque Organ

Enjoy excerpts from organ performances held at 1:00 and 3:00 every Sunday at MAG. CDs are also available from the Gallery Store.

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  • Eastman Italian Baroque Organ – Excerpt 1: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1532-1643), beginning of the Toccata Quarta, from Il secondo libro di toccate, 1627, performed by Hans Davidsson
  • Eastman Italian Baroque Organ – Excerpt 2: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1532-1643), excerpt from the Bergamasca, from Fiori musicali, 1635, performed by Hans Davidsson
  • Eastman Italian Baroque Organ – Excerpt 3: Michelangelo Rossi (1601/2-1656), beginning of the Toccata Quarta, from Toccate e correnti d’intavolatura d’organo e cembalo, ca. 1634, performed by Hans Davidsson
  • Eastman Italian Baroque Organ – Excerpt 4: Michelangelo Rossi (1601/2-1656), beginning of the Toccata Settima, from Toccate e correnti d’intavolatura d’organo e cembalo, ca. 1634, performed by Hans Davidsson
  • Eastman Italian Baroque Organ – Excerpt 5: Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726), beginning of the Al Post Communio from Sonate d’intavolatura, 1716, performed by David Higgs
  • Eastman Italian Baroque Organ – Excerpt 6: Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726), excerpt from the Pastorale from Sonate d’intavolatura, 1716, performed by David Higgs
  • Eastman Italian Baroque Organ – Excerpt 7: Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), beginning of the Sonata in C Major (K255), performed by David Higgs
  • Eastman Italian Baroque Organ – Excerpt 8: Giuseppe Gherardeschi (1759-1815), excerpt from Sonata per organo a guisa di banda militare che suona una marcia, performed by David Higgs
  • Eastman Italian Baroque Organ – Excerpt 9: Paolo Quagliati (ca. 1637-1710), beginning of Canzon II from Toccata dell’Ottavo tuono, 1593, performed by William Porter
  • Eastman Italian Baroque Organ – Excerpt 10: Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710), excerpt from Recercare con la fuga in pi modi, performed by William Porter
  • Promenade: A Musical Procession through Paintings at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York – Excerpt 1: Excerpt from Gregorio Strozzi’s Capriccio primo con partite sopra ut Re Mi Fa Sol La, performed by Edoardo Bellotti on the Italian Baroque Organ, to accompany An Allegory of Hearing, a 16th-century Italian painting
  • Promenade: A Musical Procession through Paintings at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York – Excerpt 2: Excerpt from Girolamo Frescobaldi’s Toccata II per L’Elevatione, Op. 10, no.3, performed by Edoardo Bellotti on the Italian Baroque Organ, to accompany Luca Giordano’s painting of The Entombment
  • Promenade: A Musical Procession through Paintings at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York – Excerpt 3: Excerpt from Bernardo Pasquini’s Partite diverse di Follia, performed by Edoardo Bellotti on the Italian Baroque Organ, to accompany painting of Roman Ruins with Card Players (School of Jan Both)
  • Promenade: A Musical Procession through Paintings at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York – Excerpt 4: Excerpt from Largo from Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto “La Notte,” Op. 10, no. 3, performed by Edoardo Bellotti on the Italian Baroque Organ, to accompany Allesandro Magnasco’s painting The Exorcism of the Waves
  • Promenade: A Musical Procession through Paintings at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York – Excerpt 5: Excerpt from Minuet from Giovanni Benedetto Platti’s Sonata III, Op. 2, performed by Edoardo Bellotti on the Italian Baroque Organ, to accompany Francesco Guardi’s painting of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
  • Promenade: A Musical Procession through Paintings at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York – Excerpt 6: Excerpt from Allegro from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto in C, BMV 976, performed by Edoardo Bellotti on the Italian Baroque Organ, to accompany William James’ painting of The Riva degli Schiavonni, Venice, Looking West
  • Promenade: A Musical Procession through Paintings at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York – Excerpt 7: Excerpt from Promenade VII, improvised by Edoardo Bellotti on the Italian Baroque Organ, to accompany Bernardo Strozzi’s painting of Two Musicians