Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community


Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community

October 1, 2012–September 30, 2013 at Rush Rhees Library (University of Rochester River Campus)

Susan Eisenhart Schilling ca. 1945Next time you’re on the University of Rochester campus, stop by to see this lively exhibit that traces the Gallery’s strong ties to the University and the community during its first hundred years. The works on view—from the MAG Archives and Rush Rhees Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections—include photos of notable people and events, architectural renderings and original documents. Among the personalities you’ll meet are Gallery founder Emily Sibley Watson; members of MAG’s “first family,” the Herdles; University President & founding MAG Board President Rush Rhees; and other UR faculty, staff and community members who made important contributions to the history of the Gallery.

Offered in conjunction with the MAG Centennial.

Pictured: Susan Eisenhart Schilling, long-time head of the Memorial Art Gallery’s education department, gets a closer look at the Thorne Miniature Rooms, subject of three immensely popular exhibitions at MAG in the 1940s.