Meet Me (again) at MAG

Following the guidance from health partners, state, and national government officials, MAG open with limited capacity and new safety measures. Museum hours will remain the same: Wednesday-Sunday 11 am-5 pm; Thursdays until 9 pm. We are requesting that you reserve timed tickets with specific time slots during our open hours.

Art making in the Creative Workshop will continue with smaller class sizes, personal tools, and some remote learning. See below for some FAQs and answers.

COVID Precautions

COVID Precautions

Below you will find an outline of what you can expect at MAG – including safety guidelines, spaces that will remain closed or have limited service, and more:

  • physical distancing
  • signage will be in place to reinforce physical distancing rules, including designated paths noted for guests throughout the art spaces
  • number of guests allowed in the museum will be limited
  • all people will wear masks at all times*
  • increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols
  • increased hand cleaning stations
  • drinking fountains will be closed
  • two persons to an elevator at a time

photo by Adam Fenster

What will Creative Workshop Camps and Classes look like?
All spaces at MAG will operate at a 25% capacity rule in order to allow guests and staff to physical distance while at MAG. All will wear masks. We will rearrange classrooms to comply with physical distancing – tape off spaces for furniture (i.e. tables, chairs, stools, easels) six feet apart. We will hold classes outside whenever possible. In kids’ classes, increased focus on handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, and for all classes, one person at a time at sinks. Classrooms will be completely disinfected after every class. We are also offering ZOOM classes.
What about Art Spot scavenger hunts and MAG Bags?
Scavenger hunts will be available upon request at the Admission Desk and MAG Bags will not be available for now.

Centennial Sculpture Park || always open – always free
Unicorn Family by Wendell Castle

* Masks Required when Visiting MAG

  • In keeping with the New York State executive order stating face coverings must be worn in public, all visitors (over the age of 2) and staff are required to wear a face-covering while at MAG.
  • The safety and good health of our guests and staff are very important to us.
  • Guests should bring their own mask. Face shields do not fulfill the requirement.
  • If guests are unable to wear a mask or do not want to wear a mask, they, unfortunately, will not be able to come into MAG. Please come back and visit us at another time.

If you cannot wear a mask, let us know how we can accommodate you:

  • We can provide Museum resources or information via the web or curbside delivery.
  • If there is interest in a particular work, we can email information or a link to the image. We can also arrange for contact from one of our curators.
  • If you would like something from THE STORE @ MAG, the store staff can arrange a curbside delivery.
  • If resources from the library are needed, we can arrange curbside delivery.
  • Email with any requests or call 585-276-8900.

header photo: Frank Cost/RIT; interior: J.Adam Fenster/UofR