What's Happening in the Pavilion?

This summer MAG’s Vanden Brul Pavilion, originally designed by Frank Grasso, will undergo a major renovation with a brand new skylight. The stunning design, as rendered in the picture here, will replace the existing three small skylights with one large pyramidal structure from which we plan to suspend hanging works of art.

This transformation will dramatically improve the space, making it grander, adding more natural light, and providing new ceilings, new light fixtures—including some with color changing capability!—and refreshed foliage. Construction will start mid-June and be completed for the opening of our Monet exhibition in early October that will focus on the Impressionist’s “Waterloo Bridge” series. MAG, The Store @ MAG, and Brown Hound Downtown will all be open throughout the refurbishment, and we will work hard to keep inconvenience to a minimum for our guests. The University of Rochester is generously funding this exciting project, and we could not be more grateful for the support!