Kocktails with Kalup | Bowie Birthday Bash | Bunny Brunch

The best parties where you least expect them!

When was the last time you were at MAG? Sixth Grade Field Trip? We’ve got many reasons to come back. Check here for news on our popular themed activities and events, featuring the coolest DJ’s in town; art scavenger hunts; hands-on creative projects; and food and drink for purchase.


Third Thursdays
We offer a monthly DeTOUR℠ on the third Thursday of each month. DeTOURs℠ are an exclusive themed tour that is both engaging and entertaining. These tours focus on some amazing personal lives of artists, the inspiration and method to their madness, and lesser-known facts about some of the works in our collection. Each tour includes activities, personal connections, and mind-blowing facts! Learn more

Celebration Days

Several times each year, the Memorial Art Gallery opens its doors and offers Rochester area families and community members the opportunity to learn more about specific cultures. These events for all ages feature hands-on art activities, music and dance demonstrations, storytelling, and a variety of cultural displays. Suggested donation $5 per group. Learn more

$5 Fridays

Each $5 Friday will feature something different; live music, a film screening, a DeTOUR℠, or an art talk. Learn more

Kocktails with Kalup

Kalup and Adrian

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 6-8:30 pm | PURCHASE TICKETS

$10 ticket includes museum admission; Members see it for free

(There is a $5 surcharge for the Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau exhibition; Members see it for free)

Kocktails with Kalup + Gatekeeper Adrian / Meet-and-Greet at 6 pm + Illustrated Talk at 7 pm

Conversations wit de Churen V: As da Art World Might Turn is at the center of theatrical content that challenges gender norms and connects audiences through cultural trends of the early 2000s. Meet the artist behind this iconic film, Kalup Linzy, and hear an illustrated talk about the artist’s process, inspiration, and related works, accompanied by artist, organizer, filmmaker, and founder of Rochester Black Pride, Gatekeeper Adrian. The meet-and-greet in the Pavilion from 6-7 pm will be free and open to the public, and Brown Hound Downtown will provide complimentary appetizers and a cash bar serving beer, wine, and soft drinks. The talk will begin at 7 pm in the Auditorium and will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

KALUP LINZY IMAGE CREDIT: Melissa Lukenbaugh and Tulsa Artist Fellowship

Bowie Bash

Bowie Birthday Bash – Star Man

Friday, January 17, 2020 | 6-9 pm | $10 | PURCHASE TICKETS

BOWIE Birthday Bash is back! Bigger, Badder and Bowier than ever! Join us and celebrate the Starman, in all his incarnations and all his talents. Music, Bowie, Dancing, Bowie, Prizes, Bowie, Food, Bowie, Drinks, Bowie!

Delicious Bowie themed dinners and drinks available to purchase from Brown Hound Downtown. Bowie Birthday Cake while it lasts, but don’t worry, Brown Hound will be selling desserts too!

“Didn’t know what time it was” | 6-9 pm on 1/17/20 in the M&T Bank Ballroom
“Let the children boogie” | Fun for all ages
“Some cat was layin’ down some get it on Rock and Roll” | DJ FrizB will be there to move you!
“We can sparkle” | Costume Contest with prizes from Statement Boutique and Red Fern, more to come.
No “Waiting in the sky” | Get your tickets today! Only $10
“It’s all worthwhile” | All Proceeds to benefit the Memorial Art Gallery
“I had to phone someone so I picked on you” | Help us spread the word, please, share our event!

Cocktails with Creatives

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6-8 pm | 21+ event

MAG Bunny Brunch

Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 11 am-1 pm | tickets available soon

Join us for a Bunny Brunch Buffet at Brown Hound Downtown featuring specialty pancakes, eggs, fruit trays, mini cinnamon rolls, potato puffs, chocolate milk, juice, coffee, tea, mimosas, and more. Tickets also include a make-it-and-take-it art project, bunnies to visit and a museum scavenger hunt. Kids will also get to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt outside on the MAG grounds (weather permitting).

Cocktails with Creatives

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 6-8 pm | 21+ event

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Bowie Birthday Bash 2019
Congrats for the tribute to legendary artist David Bowie ~ Bowie Birthday Bash! shown: 3rd place costume contest winner Lilly and her friend, 1st place winner @chronsofnon, live painting with Noma Bliss and DJ A_Live kept things moving. Save the date for next year – 1/17/20!