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The Memorial Art Gallery was happy to be a part of Shawn Dunwoody’s #HappyRochester video. Watch it here – we think you’ll get happy, too.


MAG Board President James DurfeeJim Durfee, President, MAG Board of Managers

For Jim Durfee, new president of the Gallery’s Board of Managers, art is a family affair. His younger sister, graphic designer Kathryn D’Amanda, is a long-time Board member who will serve as his vice president. His mother, Jan, is a past Gallery docent. And his daughter, Andrea, is an artist and former Clothesline Merit Award winner.
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Mary Sue Jack, President, The Gallery Council

Gallery Council President Mary Sue JackWhen Mary Sue Jack, an assistant professor at UR’s School of Nursing, decided to retire in 2002, her friends knew just what she should do with her newly acquired free time—join the Gallery Council. One friend, Jane Labrum, sponsored her for Council membership. Another, Pam Foye, recruited her for one of the organization’s biggest events, the Fine Craft Show. That major fundraiser, which she chaired for three years, provided a perfect segue into her  job as Council president.
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Natalie Ciccone, Chair, Memorial Art Gallery Docents

docent chair natalie cicconeNatalie Ciccone has always loved art, but her interest grew into a real passion during trips to Italy and other far-flung places. Indeed, she so enjoyed visiting museums that she began taking art history courses at the University of Rochester and MAG’s Creative Workshop. In 1999, Workshop instructor Lucy Durkin mentioned that MAG was looking for new docents to lead tours for schoolchildren and adults. A former elementary school teacher and longtime school volunteer, Ciccone was a perfect fit for the program and soon began the rigorous, year-long training.  Read the whole story


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Gallery Council Board of Directors

In June 2013, the Gallery Council elected board members for the 2013-14 term.

They’ll lead the all-volunteer group, which has raised more than $3 million for the MAG since its founding in 1940. Who’s who


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