Recent Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Recent Exhibitions

Opened in 2016:

  • Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia
  • War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Renewal by Binh Danh and Robert Schultz
  • Keith Haring: Apocalypse
  • Robert Polidori: Chronophagia
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  • Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
  • Opened in 2015:

  • Marcel Dzama: Une Danse de Bouffons (A Jester’s Dance)
  • Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
  • Rick Hock: Codices
  • Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown Portfolio
  • 65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibitions
  • In Search of Shadows: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection
  • Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby
  • Opened in 2014:

    Opened in 2013:

    For information on exhibitions that opened before January 2013, please contact the
    public relations office.

    About the Exhibitions

    31-WarRug-webAfghan War Rugs:
    The Modern Art of Central Asia

    August 21–October 16, 2016
    in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Western Afghanistan, War Rug. Knotted wool.


    Unknown African American Soldier with CannonWar Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Renewal by Binh Danh and Robert Schultz

    August 21–October 16, 2016
    in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Binh Danh and Robert Schultz, detail of Unidentified African American soldier with cannon backdrop. Chlorophyll print, resin. Courtesy of the artists.


    Keith Haring: Apocalypse

    June 10–August 28, 2016 in the Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured:Keith Haring, Apocalypse , 1988. Serigraph. Gift of Sharon and Neil Norry, and Lewis Norry and Jill Katz Norry.


    polidori-neworleans-webRobert Polidori: Chronophagia

    May 22–July 24, 2016 in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Robert Polidori, 2732 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, LA (2005). Collection of the artist.


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    April 29–May 29, 2016 in the Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured: Reginald Marsh, Ice Cream Cones (1938). Gift of a Friend of the Gallery.
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    IB-GraweInspiring Beauty:
    50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

    January 31–April 24, 2016
    in the Grand Gallery & Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured: Tilmann Grawe (France), cocktail dress, 2003-04. Photo courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC.

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    UneDanse_still_13-webMarcel Dzama: Une Danse des Bouffons (A Jester’s Dance)

    December 10, 2015–January 24, 2016
    in the Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured: Video still courtesy David Zwirner, NY/London.

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    Carl Peters drawing of handsArt for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals

    October 18, 2015–January 3, 2016 in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Carl W. Peters, Study of Hands (ca. 1940).

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    Rick Hock: Codices

    November 11–January 3 in the Hurlbut Gallery

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    Pictured: Detail of Duchamp Codex (1980s). Polaroid transfer print. Private collection, courtesy Visual Studies Workshop.

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    Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown Portfolio

    August 28–November 29, 2015 in the Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured: Jacob Lawrence, After John Brown’s capture, he was put to trial for his life in Charles Town,Virginia (now West Virginia).

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    65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition

    July 26–September 13, 2015 in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Spring Flowers, Jellybeans by Kate Timm
    of Sterling, Cayuga Co.

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    96.57.7In Search of Shadows

    May 8–August 16, 2015 in the Lockhart Gallery
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    Pictured: Luciano Guarnieri, Lesser Town Square (1969). Estates of Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman.
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    Gispert-webThe Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection

    April 26–June 28, 2015 in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Luis Gispert, Living Room (from Urban Myths, PT 1) (2003). C-print.
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    Stone Gate ceramic by Wayne Higby Infinite Place:
    The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby

    January 25–March 29, 2015 in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Stone Gate (2007). Collection of the artist.
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    Robert Kirschbaum's The 42 LettersRobert Kirschbaum’s
    The 42-Letter Name

    December 12, 2014–April 26, 2015 in the Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured: Robert Kirschbaum, letterpress and relief print from The 42-Letter Name (2009). Gift of the artist.

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    NCCIL-Golden Books show, 2007-09-07.Golden Legacy:
    65 Years of Golden Books

    October 19, 2014–January 4, 2015
    in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Gertrude Elliot, Two Little Gardeners (1951). © Random House, Inc.

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    infinity-web-1Infinity Boxes by Matt Elson

    October 19, 2014–January 4, 2015
    in the Grand Gallery and exhibition galleries

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    Pictured: Matt Elson, Infinity Box No. 2: You and Me Together (2012). Courtesy of the artist.

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    print from Yoshitoshi's Thirty-Six GhostsNew Ghosts for A New Age:
    Yoshitoshi’s New Forms of 36 Ghosts

    Japanese Prints from the Arthur R. Miller Collection

    August 29–November 30, 2014 in the Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Kiyohime Changing into a Serpent at Hidaka River (1890).

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    6th Rochester Biennial

    July 13–September 21, 2014
    in the Grand Gallery

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    Action, from The Glove by Max KlingerVisions in Black and White:
    The Graphic Work of Max Klinger

    May 16–August 17, 2014 in the Lockhart Gallery
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    Pictured: Action (Handlung), from A Glove (Ein Handschuh). Knapp Fund.

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    Matisse as Printmaker:
    Works from the Pierre and
    Tana Matisse Foundation

    April 6–June 8, 2014 in the Grand Gallery

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    Alexander Matisse: New Ceramics

    April 6–June 8, 2014 in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured:  Charger (2013). Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William Eby.

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    school23-1Collaborations: Works by Students at Francis Parker Elementary School #23 in Classes at MAG

    April 24–May 10, 2014 in the Lucy Burne Gallery

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    Llalla PalloozaEduardo Paolozzi’s
    General Dynamic F.U.N.

    January 31–May 4, 2014 in the Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured: Eduardo Paolozzi, Llalla Pallooza… Image fades but memory lingers on.
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    Kano-webRedefining the Multiple:
    13 Contemporary Japanese Printmakers

    January 19– March 16, 2014 in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Shunsuke Kano, B&B_06 (2008). Courtesy Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture.
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    takagi japanese formNew Beginnings

    Japanese Prints of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s

    January 19– March 16, 2014 in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Shiro Takagi, Japanese Form (Tomoe) (1964).
    Marion Stratton Gould Fund.
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    64.86Connoisseurs Around the Corner:
    Gifts of Art from MAG’s Founding Family

    September 6, 2013–January 19, 2014 in the Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured: Charles Demuth, Zinnias (1915). Gift of Gertrude Herdle Moore and Isabel C. Herdle in memory of their father, George L. Herdle.
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    work by emily miah stewart in memory theatre 2013 exhibitionMemory Theatre 2013

    October 9–December 29, 2013 in the Grand Gallery
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    Pictured: Emily Miah Stewart, Memory Map of Joe’s Pond (2004). Private collection.
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    Creative Workshop Living Memory Alumni Show: Part II

    September 24–October 24, 2013 in the Lucy Burne Gallery (Creative Workshop)

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    Pictured: Works by Creative Workshop alumnus Daniel Lempert and former head of ceramics Alex Hazlett.
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    64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition

    July 14–September 8, 2013 in the Grand Gallery
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    woodcut by Kiki Smith from portfolio Mortal

    Mortal: A Portfolio of Woodcuts by Kiki Smith

    May 24–August 18, 2013 in the Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured: Kiki Smith, woodcut from the portfolio Mortal (2007). Gift of the Gallery Council.

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    Eugen Bracht, Morning Star

    It Came From the Vault: Rarely Seen Works from MAGs Collection

    March 17-June 9, 2013  in the Grand Gallery

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    Pictured: Eugen Bracht Morning Star, ca. 1900

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    Three Master by John Marin

    Becoming Modern: Armory Show Artists at MAG

    January 25–May 12, 2013 in the Lockhart Gallery

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    Pictured: John Marin, Three Master (1923). Gift of a Friend of the Gallery. ©2012 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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    painting by Creative Workshop alumnus Richmond Futch Jr.

    Creative Workshop Living Memory Alumni Show: Part I

    April 15–May 9, 2013 in the Lucy Burne Gallery (Creative Workshop)

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    Pictured: In Transition is by Richmond Futch Jr., who got his start as a Creative Workshop student.
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    works by winslow homer and loraine cooley from art reflected

    Art Reflected: The Inspiration of 100 Years

    February 10–April 21, 2013 throughout the galleries
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    Pictured: Winslow Homer, The Artist’s Studio in an Afternoon Fog (1894) and the new work it inspired, a bracelet by Loraine Cooley, Webster, NY.

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