Upcoming Exhibitions

Czech Photography | Lessons of the Hour | ROC-FLX

Jaromír Funke detail

Modern Czech Photography: A Portfolio

December 13, 2018–March 31, 2019
The portfolio Modern Czech Photography (Moderní česká fotografie) is a rare and powerful body of work by some of the most important mid-century Czech photographers. Featuring such masters as Jaromír Funke and Josef Sudek, giants in the history of modernism, the portfolio holds special historic importance because it was published in 1943, during World War II and the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. The portfolio is a recent gift to MAG by the museum’s director, Jonathan Binstock, and his wife, Ann.

shown: Jaromír Funke (Czech, 1896-1945)
Untitled, from the series ‘Time Persists’ (detail)
1932, printed no later than 1943.
Gift of L. Ann and Jonathan P. Binstock in honor of Marisol and Moreton Binn.



Issac Julien photo by Thierry Bal

Isaac Julien: “Lessons of the Hour”

February 2–May 12, 2019
MAG is pleased to announce “Lessons of the Hour,” a multi-screen film and video installation by pioneering global media artist Isaac Julien. The work is freely inspired by the life of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the visionary African American abolitionist and freed slave, and by issues of social justice that shape so much of global history. “Lessons of the Hour” is the second in MAG’s “Reflections on Place” series of media art commissions informed by the history, culture, and politics of the City of Rochester, New York.
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Issac Julien photo (detail) by Thierry Bal.


Rochester-Finger Lakes

June 8–September 15, 2019
The Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition (RFLX), the oldest juried exhibition in Rochester, was postponed in 2017 to accommodate the expansion and renovation of the museum’s Docent Gallery. The summer of 2019 will mark the 66th installation, when we will celebrate and showcase the talents of emerging and established artists from a 27-county region.