May 19–September 3, 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.
shown: Elizabeth Catlett, Harriet, 1975
June 30 – September 17, 2017
This single-channel video installation features Lady Bunny, an iconic drag performer; she alternately speaks on politics and current events, and dances and lip-syncs. She is a vivid presence, especially considering the wall-size scale of the video.
shown: You Were The One, detail, 2015. Provided by Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York.
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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September 6–10, 2017
An interactive, percussive installation created with the Eastman School of Music. Originally conceived by sound artist and pianist David Tudor in 1973, Rainforest IV is a sonic environment made of sculptural objects suspended in space and fitted with electric transducers, turning them into resonant sound objects.
October 8–December 31, 2017
Today, even though Wendell Castle’s approach to furniture making has evolved through his use of 21st-century digital tools, it remains rooted in the handcraftsmanship that earned him worldwide respect as a modern master.
shown: Blanket Chest, 1963. Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester: The Mr. and Mrs. Sibley Watson Purchase Award, Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.