A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary practice, MAG offers a panorama of the world’s art. Our 14-acre campus is a spectacular public art space that is a popular destination for Rochesterians and out-of-town visitors alike.

MAG’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects has been called “the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City.” In addition to its collection, the museum offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, tours, and family activities.

Mission Statement

Through art, MAG connects people, inspires fun, and ignites discovery.


As the center of the conversation on creativity, MAG builds community and enriches the way we see ourselves and the world around us.


MAG stands for: Art and Culture; Learning and Joy; Accessibility and Inspiration; Stewardship and Integrity; and Community and Sociability.

A grid of puzzle pieces fit together, some filled in with MAG's colors and others containing images of people at MAG

2020-25 Strategic Plan [PDF]

Learn about how we’re planning our future.

William P. Brigden, Architectural Rendering of Original Memorial Art Gallery, ca. 1912, watercolor. Gift of Northrup, Kaelber, and Kopf, 1980.60


Meet our Senior Staff, Board of Managers, and Director’s Advisory Council.

Large arch made of rainbow steel cords
Pia Camil, Lover’s Rainbow, 2022, stainless steel, paint. Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman Fund, 2022.59

2022-23 Year in Review [PDF]

Read about MAG’s continued recovery amidst shifting winds of change.

Teens standing in the Centennial Sculpture Park, the Black Lives Matter banner on Cutler Union in the background

Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

See the work we’ve done on diversity and inclusion, and where we’re working towards.


Through art, MAG connects people, inspires fun, and ignites discovery.

News & Press Releases

What’s happening at MAG?

Contact Us

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See our policies for refunds, collection management, and rights and reproductions.

The Memorial Art Gallery is supported primarily by its members and the University of Rochester. Additional funding is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Half-price Thursday admission is made possible by Monroe County.

New York State Council on the Arts logo
Monroe County Logo with County Executive Adam J. Bello