Below is a selection of press releases about Memorial Art Gallery exhibitions and programs. Members of the media who would like additional information or publication-quality images should contact the public relations office.

We will gladly offer access to the museum to support press work related to MAG and its collections, please contact MAG’s Director of Marketing & Engagement to coordinate admission.

  • Sarah Jesse Named Eighth Memorial Art Gallery Director

    University of Rochester President Sarah Mangelsdorf and Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) Board of Managers President Kathryn D’Amanda announced today that Sarah Jesse, director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, has been named the Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of MAG, effective Feb. 26, 2024. Jesse brings to Rochester more than 20 […]

  • Memorial Art Gallery to Host Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day

    Join the Memorial Art Gallery for Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day on Sunday, October 1! Enjoy free museum admission, community and cultural tables, live dances and music, performances and presentations centered on this year’s spotlight country (Chile), storytelling, arts and crafts, and more. This year’s theme is Latinos Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America | Latinos […]

  • MAG’s Fine Craft Show Featuring Work By Nationally Acclaimed Artists

    Basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, leather, wood, and wearables. For two-plus decades, the Gallery Council’s Fine Craft Show & Sale has featured one-of-a-kind, limited-edition work by master craft artists who regularly participate in the nation’s most prestigious shows. The Show & Sale takes place Saturday, October 21st, from 10 am to 5 pm […]

  • 2023 Merit Awards Announced at M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival

    Four artists were honored as Merit Award winners, including a First-Time Exhibitor Award at the Annual M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival, held September 9th and 10th at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. Winners were chosen from over 300 artists from across the country for the awards, which recognize extraordinary quality, craftsmanship, […]

  • LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER – This September at MAG

    From September 14, 2023, to May 5, 2024, the Memorial Art Gallery will present one of Yayoi Kusama’s iconic immersive installations, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER, 2017, on loan from the Art Gallery of Ontario. MAG invites visitors to come and behold the boundless imagination of Yayoi Kusama. Entering the installation will require […]

  • Memorial Art Gallery to Add Complimentary SNAP Membership Program to Current Community Outreach Initiatives

    The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester (MAG) is pleased to announce participation in Museums for All. In 2019, MAG announced an addition to the Museum’s efforts to make exhibitions and programs accessible to a broad and diverse audience which offers free museum admission, for up to four people, with the presentation of […]

  • Artists Announced for 67th M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival

    Artists from across the United States were invited to apply for the 67th annual M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival. The juried fine arts festival showcases more than 300 artists, Rochester’s favorite food trucks and vendors, free family art activities, and all-day live entertainment and will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th. Congratulations […]

  • New Installation Coming to the Brush Gallery

    On loan from the American Folk Art Museum, courtesy of Art Bridges, the installation of eight paintings by self-taught artist Clementine Hunter in the Brush Gallery reveals the unique story of a Black woman who discovered her creativity late in life. The installation is on view at MAG, beginning August 4, 2023, and will be […]

  • Iconic Immersive Installation Coming to MAG

    Globally celebrated artist, Yayoi Kusama, will be featured at the Memorial Art Gallery beginning in September. On loan from the Art Gallery of Ontario, one of her iconic immersive installations, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER, 2017, will be presented to the Rochester community from September 14, 2023–May 5, 2024. INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – […]

  • Prestigious Garage Sale Returns to the Memorial Art Gallery

    The Gallery Council offers you the opportunity to purchase gently used artwork and more at Rochester’s most prestigious garage sale! A tradition for more than 20 years, the Art & Treasures Sale features the best in antiques, fine art, original artwork, jewelry, china, pottery, porcelain, silver, crystal, housewares, coffee table art books, and small furniture […]