Current Exhibitions

Harriet 1975

The Power of the Female Gaze

May 19–August 13, 2017
In honor of New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial in 2017, this exhibition explores the power of the female gaze in creating potent and complex images of mothers, thinkers, vixens, heroes, creators, warriors, and agitators.
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shown: Elizabeth Catlett, Harriet, 1975


Charles Atlas: Here she is… v1

June 30 – September 17, 2017
This single-channel video installation features Lady Bunny, an iconic drag performer. She speaks on politics and current events, dances and lip-syncs. She is a vivid presence, especially considering the wall-size scale of the video.
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shown: Here she is…v1 (detail) 2015. © Charles Atlas; Courtesy of the artist


Sarah C. Rutherford

Sarah C. Rutherford

June 2017
New work by Sarah C. Rutherford, Her Voice Carries| Prelude is being created in the Hurlbut Gallery throughout June and you can watch the process. This work is part of her #HerVoiceCarries series, an art project featuring Rochester women who are changing their individual and collective worlds.
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photo: Hannah Betts


Lucy Burne Gallery / Summer Adult Student Art Show

June 26- August 3, 2017
Featuring over eighty original works of art made by adult students, this show is a treat!


Jim Sanborn

Argentum: Double-Positive

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Argentum: Double-Positive, a new light sculpture by Jim Sanborn, is tested for the first time at University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery June 22, 2017. // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester.


Paley-Soliloquy

Centennial Sculpture Park

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shown: detail, Albert Paley, Soliloquy (2013). Gift of the Cameros Family and Ann Mowris Mulligan, with additional support from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, FULL MEA5URE, the Herdle-Moore Fund, the Rubens Family Foundation, and the Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Fund. 
photo: Brandon Vick.