University Connections

University Connections at MAG

5,000 Years of Writing Prompts

Andrew Cappetta, the Memorial Art Gallery’s assistant curator of academic programs, talks about Kehinde Wiley’s After Memling’s Portrait of a Man with a Letter (seen center). A partnership between the Memorial Art Gallery and the College’s Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program brings freshman writing classes to the museum for discussions about art. (University photo/ J. Adam Fenster) Read more

The Memorial Art Gallery offers a panorama of 5,000 years of world art. Spanning from ancient to contemporary, our expansive collection of over 12,000 objects can enrich the study of disciplines in the humanities and the sciences, enhancing students’ visual literacy, writing, and critical thinking skills. The MAG also boasts an exciting calendar of special exhibitions that reflect current topics and trends.

Curator Nancy Norwood displays scrolls to students in UR Professor Lihong Liu's class in Asian Art

Curator Nancy Norwood discusses works in the collection with students in UR Professor Lihong Liu’s class, “Art and Environment”

College and university classes can schedule a tour or choose a self-guided visit. Special arrangements can also be made to see selected works from the Prints and Drawings collection currently not on view. In addition, the museum has a flexible classroom space that can be reserved with advance notice if there is need for a more formal learning environment during your visit.

Relationship with the University of Rochester

MAG is the University of Rochester’s art museum. Round-trip transportation between the UR campus and the museum is provided by the University and arranged by the museum for all courses. While many instructors schedule a visit during class time, we are also available to meet with you and your students at other times. MAG is also open to exploring additional modes of collaboration with UR faculty and students, including on-campus classroom visits, multi-session visits, or other forms of programming.

Admission for tours and self-guided visits
FREE for University of Rochester students, faculty and staff with valid ID.
FREE to Nazareth College students and faculty with valid ID.
$5 for college students and faculty with valid ID
Free visitor parking is available in all lots on the Gallery grounds.

Museum Hours
Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm
Mondays and Tuesdays: closed
Additional hours are available upon request for groups affiliated with the University of Rochester

If you are affiliated with the University of Rochester and would like to schedule a visit, discuss a possible program, or have any questions, please contact:

Andrew Cappetta
Assistant Curator of Academic Programs

If you are affiliated with another college or university and would like to schedule a visit, please contact:
Mary Ann Monley