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.

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  • The 67th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition: Artists Invited to Submit through April 4, 2021

    The Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition (RFLX), a long-running showcase for artists from western and central New York, returns to the Memorial Art Gallery for its 67th installment during the summer of 2021. On view from August 15 – October 17, 2021, this year’s exhibition is being juried by curator, artist, andeducator Amanda Chestnut. Every two years,…

  • SEASON OF WARHOL: The most exciting and exhaustive presentation of art by Andy Warhol ever presented in Rochester

    The Memorial Art Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of Season of Warhol for the 2020–21 holiday season. Three simultaneous exhibitions will feature the works of celebrated American artist, film director, producer, and publisher Andy Warhol. Season of Warhol will take place at MAG from October 25, 2020 through March 28, 2021. Warhol may…

  • Memorial Art Gallery Announces the Appointment of McPherson Director of Academic Programs

    ROCHESTER, NY Monday, September 28, 2020—The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester is excited to announce that as of September 28th , Dr. Nile Blunt is the new McPherson Director of Academic Programs. A native of New Jersey who has lived in a variety of locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, Dr. Blunt…

  • Memorial Art Gallery to Present Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection

    The Memorial Art Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection, featuring 79 original screenprints by the legendary American artist, film director, producer, and publisher Andy Warhol, as well as related ephemera and works depicting Warhol by other artists. This…

  • Memorial Art Gallery Announces the 2020 M&T Bank Clothesline Festival Will Be an Online Event

    ROCHESTER, NY, Friday, July, 31, 2020—After careful consideration, the Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester announces a change in format for the 2020 M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. Originally scheduled as an in-person gathering on September 12 and 13, this year’s event will now be the M&T Bank Clothesline Online Festival, a week-long online…

  • Memorial Art Gallery to Present an Exhibition in Honor of the 80th Anniversary of the Gallery Council

    The Memorial Art Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition 1940/2020 in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from July 31—October 11, 2020. From its origins in 1940 as the Women’s Council, the organization has served as the primary auxiliary arm…

  • Archie Rand Named 2020 Farash Fellow

    The artist’s masterwork “The 613” is to be exhibited at the Memorial Art Gallery. Celebrated painter and muralist Archie Rand has been named the next Farash Fellow for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture, sponsored by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. As he begins his Rochester residency in the summer of 2020,…

  • #BlackLivesMatter

    The Memorial Art Gallery is an arts organization that acquires, cares for, and exhibits art. Through art, we tell stories that reflect, challenge, and celebrate life and cultures. As such, we are inexorably linked to the events that surround us. We don’t want to imagine what our world would be like if a despicable act…

  • Art Embraces the Struggle

    ART EMBRACES THE STRUGGLE TO MAKE SENSE OF OURSELVES AND THE WORLD AROUND US by Jonathan P. Binstock, Ph.D.Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director March 16th, only days after MAG closed to the public because of COVID-19 and only days before all non-essential staff would be required to work from home, our curatorial and…

  • A Message from the Director

    As Rochester’s art museum, the Memorial Art Gallery has a special role to play in our community, and it is a role that has been energized since 1913 by the love, passion, and commitment of generations of people. Today I am especially grateful for MAG’s committed Board of Managers and volunteers, our dedicated staff, and…