The Gallery Council is a volunteer organization that serves the Memorial Art Gallery by organizing special events to raise funds in support of the visual arts.
Since it was founded in 1940, the Gallery Council has contributed $3 million to the MAG. The money the Gallery Council raises supports art acquisitions and conservation, scholarships for children to attend the Creative Workshop, and underwriting MAG exhibitions and special publications.
Most recently, the Gallery Council helped fund the acquisition of a portfolio of woodcut prints by groundbreaking American artist Kiki Smith. The entire suite was on on view May 24–August 18, 2013. learn more
Gallery Council members organize three major annual fundraising events:
The Gallery Council Art Tours Committee organizes art lovers’ trips to many interesting places. Most are one-, two-, or three-day excursions, and all benefit MAG. learn about upcoming trips
The Council provides members the opportunity to:
Anyone who is a member of the Memorial Art Gallery and who has the time and energy to invest is invited to apply for Gallery Council membership. As members of the Memorial Art Gallery, Council members help the Gallery provide wonderful art and programs to the community. For more information, email Gallery Council Office, call 585.276.8910.
Anyone unable to attend a refundable Gallery Council event may request a refund by completing a GC Refund Request Form and submitting it to the GC office. Requests for full refunds past the reservation deadline will be granted if the vacancy is filled. Partial refunds may be considered upon receipt of the Refund Request Form. All refunds will be less any non-recoverable costs and a processing fee of $25.
If it is necessary for the Gallery Council to cancel an event or Art Tour, all payments made will be refunded in full.
To expedite processing of your refund request, please print and use the Gallery Council Refund Request Form. Click here to open the form.