Centennial Events

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Centennial Events

Lectures and music. Balls and cabarets. Below is a listing of events during our Centennial year. Mark your calendar and join us in the celebration.

All events at MAG unless noted; for exhibition party dates see Centennial Exhibitions page.

The Memorial Art Gallery’s centennial year is 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.

EXHIBIT: Connoisseurs Around the Corner: Gifts of Art from MAG’s Founding Family

September 6–January 19, 2014 in the Lockhart Gallery
Learn more

Past Events

EXHIBIT: Memory Theatre 2013

October 9–December 29, 2013 in the Grand Gallery
Learn more

Sunday, December 1, 2013

2:00 PM
What’s Up: Michael Lasser on “Popular Songs of 1913 and the Changing Role of Women as Seen through Songs” Listen to the talk

Friday, November 8, 2013

Director’s Circle Lecture: Dana Gioia, poet, critic and former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.
>> View a video of the lecture

Sunday, November 3, 2013

2:00 PM
What’s Up: Artists Luvon Sheppard and Yvonne Cupolo and community leader Hector Arguinzoni on the Allofus Workshop of the 1970s.
>> Listen to the lecture and view the slideshow

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Noon to 5:00 PM
MAG Birthday Party
What’s Up: (at 2:00 pm) Curator Jessica Marten and Rochester Art Club historian Carlos Perez on MAG and the RAC.
>> Listen to the lecture and view the slideshow

Saturday, October 5, 2013

5:00 PM
Gala: A Celestial Centennial

Sunday, September 22, 2013

2:00 PM
What’s Up: Marjorie Searl on gifts of art from Emily Sibley Watson and her family.
>> Listen to the lecture and view the slide show

EXHIBIT: 64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition

Through September 8, 2013 in the Grand Gallery
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EXHIBIT: Mortal: A Portfolio of Woodcuts by Kiki Smith

Through August 18, 2013 in the Lockhart Gallery

Sunday, August 4, 2013

2:00 PM
What’s Up: Cultural historian Karal Ann Marling on “Growing Up at MAG”

Sunday, July 14, 2013

2:00 PM

What’s Up: Alan Singer on the Print Club of Rochester and MAG.
>> Listen to the lecture and view the slideshow

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Noon to 5:00 PM

Sculpture Park Family Day

EXHIBIT: It Came from the Vault: Rarely Seen Works from MAG’s Collection

March 17–June 9, 2013 in the Grand Gallery
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

2:00 PM

What’s Up: Curator Nancy Norwood on Dr. James H. Lockhart, Jr. and his print collection.
>> Listen to the lecture and view the slideshow

Thursday, May 23, 2013

7:00 PM

What’s Up: Marie Via on It Came from the Vault: Rarely Seen Works from MAG’s Collection.
>>Listen to the lecture and view the slideshow

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

7:00 PM
Director’s Circle Event: A Conversation with Wendell Castle and Albert Paley

EXHIBIT: Becoming Modern: Armory Show Artists at MAG

January 25–May 12, 2013 in the Lockhart Gallery
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EXHIBIT: Art Reflected: The Inspiration of 100 Years

February 10–April 21, 2013 throughout the Gallery
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Friday, April 12, 2013

8 PM (VIP dinner 5:30 PM)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

2:00 PM

What’s Up: Sue Nurse on “The Herdle Sisters’ Travel.”
>> Listen to the lecture and view the slideshow

Sunday, February 10, 2013

2:00 PM

What’s Up: Stephen Merritt on Thomas Cole’s Genesee Scenery
offered in conjunction with Art Reflected: The Inspiration of 100 Years.

>> Listen to the lecture and view the slideshow

Saturday, February 9, 2013

5:30 PM

Art Reflected Opening Party

Sunday, January 6, 2013

2:00 PM

What’s Up: Rachael Baldanza, Jeanne Lindsay, Alice Gold and Fred Lipp on “The Creative Workshop, Past and Present.”
>> Listen to the lecture and view the slideshow

Sunday, December 9, 2012

2:00 PM

What’s Up: UR professor Joan Saab on MAG and the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s

Thursday, November 15, 2012

7:00 PM

Centennial Lecture: Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Kandel on art and science

Saturday, November 10, 2012

8:00 PM at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

RPO Performance of Jeff Tyzik’s “Images: Musical Impressions of an Art Museum”

Thursday, November 8, 2012

7:30 PM at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

RPO Premiere of Jeff Tyzik’s “Images: Musical Impressions of an Art Museum”

Sunday, November 4, 2012

2:00 PM

What’s Up: architectural historian Jean France on MAG architecture.
>> Listen to the lecture and view the slideshow

Sunday, October 21, 2012

2:00 PM

What’s Up: UR Dean Paul Burgett on MAG’s early years.
>> Listen to the lecture and view the slideshow

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.

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