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To make Memorial Art Gallery exhibitions and programs accessible to a broad and diverse audience, MAGconnect offers free transportation, complimentary admission, and a one-year MAG membership to community residents who qualify for participation in the program.

MAG staff members work closely with both individuals and community organizations to promote the program, identify participants, and coordinate group visits. Since the program was introduced in 2016, MAGconnect has served over 1,000 area residents from more than 30 community organizations, including:

  • Teen Central students from Wheatley and Rundel Libraries
  • Wilson Commencement Park
  • Montgomery Senior Citizens Center
  • Ibero-American Action League
  • Baden Street Child Development Center
  • YMCA Carlson Center
  • Action for a Better Community Adult Learners
  • Hillside Work Scholarship Program
  • Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Group
  • Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services

MAG hopes to welcome 500 Rochester residents a year, with a balance between repeat and new visitors.

Contact Information
For more information about the MAGconnect program, or to schedule a visit please contact:
[email href=””]Delores Jackson Radney [/email]
Program Manager

MAGconnect is made possible by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, ESL Charitable Foundation, Inc., and the Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Trust. Additional support is provided by Monroe County, the Memorial Art Gallery Community Access Endowment and the FULL MEA5URE Community Endowed Fund.

The Memorial Art Gallery’s educational and outreach programs are also supported by the John C. and Elsa C. Beach and Eileen M. Sullivan Education Endowment, the Emma Jane Drury Education Fund, the Patricia S. Fishman Educational Endowment, the Joanna M. and Michael R. Grosodonia Fund, the Mary Sue Jack Endowed Fund, and the Josephine Tota Endowment.

The McPherson Director of Academic Programs is partially endowed by an anonymous donor and supported by the Joan Feinbloom School Programming Fund.

New York Council on the Arts logo
Bank of America logo
ESL logo
Monroe County Seal

Photo: Program manager Delores Jackson Radney with members of Trinity Emmanuel Church.