MAG 100 Year Gala

MAG’s 100 Year Gala – A Celestial Centennial

A Celestial Centennial

Be surprised… Be charmed… Be there!
Celebrate the Gallery’s centennial at a black-tie gala presented by the Memorial Art Gallery’s Board of Managers.

Join us for an exciting and memorable evening that honors the first 100 years of MAG. Buy your tickets today!

On Saturday, October 5th, patrons will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and elegant dinner at the Genesee Valley Club as well as program recognition and two complimentary bar beverages at the MAG.  Benefactors will enjoy preferred seating at the Genesee Valley Club and receive a limited edition Centennial commemorative print in addition to all Patron benefits. Following dinner, it’s on to the Gallery, where for this night only, you’ll enter through the 1913 portico,* under the zodiac fresco.

At MAG, all Gala guests will enjoy a sneak peek at the exhibition Memory Theatre 2013; a treasure hunt in the collection; a vintage 1913 costume display; entertainment by The Twilight Band, Lacey Lee, The Midnight Ramblers and After Hours; caricatures by David Boyer; hors d’oeuvres and desserts—and more! Guests may also purchase the limited-edition Centennial Charms Collection (see below).

$150 per Guest** (Gala only)
$350 per Patron** (Dinner & Gala)
$600 per Benefactor** (Dinner& Gala +)

Purchase your tickets online by clicking here or by contacting Nancy Holowka, 585.276.8903  Email Nancy


Centennial Gala Charms

Celebrate 100 years with MAG’s exclusive Centennial Charms Collection—a limited-edition collection that will be available for the first time at the 100 Year Gala (article above). Click here to pre-order your set.

Designed by students at RIT’s School for American Crafts. Pictured above (L to R) are Chelsea Fay, Taylor Edwards, Kimberly (Kima) Enerson, and Yue (Yuxi) Lu who created five charms inspired by these works in the Gallery collection:
• MAG’s original emblem / lappet of lace acquired in 1913 (in honor of members & donors)
• Teke necklace from central Africa (in honor of staff & curators)
• Todd McGrain’s sculpture Passenger Pigeon (in honor of docents & visitors)
• Fritz Trautmann’s painting Galaxy (in honor of Creative Workshop teachers & students)
• ancient Greek Wreath of Oak Leaves (in honor of volunteers)

Special thanks to RIT professor Leonard Urso for coordinating the project.

The charms are created in precious metals with gemstones by Richard and West, Inc., custom jewelry designers located in East Rochester.

Presenting SponsorsThank you to our Presenting Sponsors
Supporting Sponsors
Thank you to our Supporting Spnsors
Contributing Sponsors Thank you to our Contributing Sponsors

Gala Committee:
Margaret Burns (chair)
Maureen Dobies and Gail Riggs (co-chairs)
Richard F. Brush, 
Helen H. Berkeley and Anastasia Watson Markson (honorary chairs)

This Centennial Celebration is presented by the Centennial Committee of the Memorial Art Gallery.

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.

* weather permitting
** A portion of the fee is tax deductible as a charitable contribution based on the fair market value of the benefits to the donor: $360/Benefactor; $185/Patron; $100/Gala Guest