Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

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.

shown: Here she is…v1 (detail) 2015.
© Charles Atlas; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.


r-flx-2019Rochester Finger Lakes

The Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition (RFLX) will be cancelled for 2017 to accommodate the expansion and renovation of the museum’s Grand Gallery. The RFLX will return to MAG as scheduled in the summer of 2019.
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Night at Nihonboshi 1881

Kiyochika & Japan, Transformed:
Prints from the Arthur Miller Collection

August 25–December 10, 2017
The exhibition Kiyochika and Japan, Transformed showcases over 30 color woodblock prints by Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915), who witnessed firsthand the transformation of Japan when it opened to the West after centuries of isolation. These prints, drawn from the extraordinary collections of University of Rochester alumnus Arthur R. Miller, emphasize the complexities of modern and traditional life in late-19th century Japan. Kiyochika’s work is characterized by his innovative use of light and shadow as well as his juxtapositions of subject matter, both old and new, in this rapidly changing world.

shown: Kobayashi Kiyochika, Night at Nihonboshi, 1881


Rainforest IV

September 7–10, 2017
An immersive audio installation created by the Eastman Audio Research Studio (EARS) at the Eastman School of Music. Originally conceived by sound artist and pianist David Tudor in 1973, Rainforest IV is a sonic environment made of hand-made, uniquely designed sculptural objects suspended in space and fitted with electric transducers, turning them into resonant sound objects.


Wendell Castle Remastered

October 8–December 31, 2017
This exhibition is the first to showcase the digitally crafted works of Wendell Castle, acclaimed figure of the American art furniture movement. It will feature approximately 40 works of art, including several historically important examples that inspired his latest achievements.

shown: Blanket Chest, 1963. Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester: The Mr. and Mrs. Sibley Watson Purchase Award, Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.