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We are all committed to the health and wellness of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, and to taking all necessary steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, MAG will close to the public temporarily and until further notice as of 5:00 pm today, March 13, 2020.

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Museum Hours

Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 11 am – 5 pm
Thursday 11 am – 9 pm (learn more about MAGthursdays)
Friday 11 am – 5 pm (select Fridays 11 am – 9 pm learn more about $5 Fridays)
Saturday 11 am – 5 pm

CLOSED on the following:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day


$15 General Admission
$12 Senior Citizens (ages 62+)
$6 College Students with ID
$6 Children Ages 6–18
Half-price admission on MAGthursdays after 5 pm
FREE to MAG members
FREE Children 5 and Under
FREE to NYS SNAP card holders plus 3 additional visitors
FREE University of Rochester students, faculty, and staff with current ID:

  • Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • Highland Hospital
  • Thompson Health
  • Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Flaum Eye Institute
  • Eastman Dental

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Administrative Offices Hours

Monday – Friday during regular business hours

CLOSED on the following:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Art Library/Teacher Resource Center

Open to the public for browsing and to MAG members, educators, and UR students and staff for borrowing.

Wednesday 1 – 5 pm
Thursday 1 – 5 pm
Friday 1 – 5 pm
Other times by appointment.

CLOSED on the following:
July 4, Please call about closings for the week of/after Thanksgiving and Christmas


Every Thursday from 5 – 8 pm, enjoy food and drink for purchase from Brown Hound Downtown and half-price museum admission. The museum is open until 9 pm. Reduced admission is made possible in part by Monroe County.

Other discounts include:

  • AAA members: $1 off adult admission (must present card)
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) members: Free (must present card)
  • MAG is a Blue Star Museum. We offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families beginning in May and through Labor Day each year.
  • Guest passes and coupons: Free


Free visitor parking is available in all lots on the museum grounds.

Handicap-accessible spaces are in lot D (near the rear entrance). The clearance is six feet, six inches (6′ 6″). Both entrances are fully accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available in the Vanden Brul Pavilion. Full description

To schedule a sign language interpreter, a touch tour for the blind, or to request an events calendar in Braille or large print version, contact Chelsea Anderson or call 585.276.8971. Deaf and hard-of-hearing people may also call via Relay Service.

Museum Guidelines

In order to make the museum visit pleasurable for all, we ask that you follow the guidelines below:

  • Food, beverages, umbrellas, backpacks, large bags (16”x 20” or larger), and baby back carriers are not allowed in the gallery. Please use our free coatroom and lockers located near the front entrance.
  • Wheelchairs and umbrella strollers are available in our coatroom for your use — free of charge.
  • Please do not touch the art; natural oils and dirt from your hands can damage delicate artwork. Please do not lean on art cases or walls. We recommend staying 12 inches back to avoid touching the works by accident.
  • Please use regular or colored pencils only when making notes or drawing in the galleries. No pens, ink, or markers are to be used inside the gallery.
  • Please keep your cell phone on vibrate.
  • No photos are allowed of works marked with the ‘no photo’ icon. No flash photography or video is allowed in the collections. For guests’ safety, we do not allow tripods, monopods, or selfie sticks anywhere in the museum. Commercial photographers should contact our events department at 585-276-8950 or 8949 to inquire about site fees and space use policy.

Visitors can also enjoy cell phone audio described tours of selected works.


The Memorial Art Gallery is supported primarily by its members, the University of Rochester, and public funds from Monroe County and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Monroe County and Arts Council