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Public Art

“Flip the Switch”
June 29, 2017
Argentium: Double Positive
by Jim Sanborn brings to light the creativity and invention that have been the core industry of the City of Rochester for decades.
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Holiday Videos

December 2018
Ushering in 2019 at the center for creativity.
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One MAG fits all
December 2016
Best wishes for the Holidays, and a hearty Happy 2017 to all!!
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Happy New Year!
January 2016
All of us at MAG wish you–our friends, colleagues, supporters, and fellow members of the MAG family–a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2016.
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Happy to be here!
December 2014
Memorial Art Gallery’s Director, Jonathan Binstock extends his Happy New Year message. Wishing our friends, colleagues, supporters,and fellow members of the MAG family a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.
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Exhibitions and Installations

Media Arts Watch
Ongoing through 2019
Bodies in Space was the inaugural art exhibition of MAG’s Media Arts Initiative. The ongoing exhibition is organized by John Hanhardt, our new Consulting Senior Curator of Media Arts.
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Infinity Boxes by Matt Elson
Oct. 19, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015
Before The Infinity Boxes took up residence at MAG for two months, they were typically on display in clubs or art festivals like Burning Man. This is the first traditional gallery setting for the nine distinct pieces, spread out throughout various areas of the collection.
Marking Crossways
October, 2013
Weaving its way throughout Centennial Sculpture Park, the design of the pathway is the work of artist Jackie Ferrara. “Marking Crossways” uses the color palette of the brick to create patterns, from the herringbone design, to a dozen square cameo patterns made with four colors of brick, to the Morse Code that she placed at various intervals.
Albert Paley: Creating Soliloquy
March, 2013
“The Paley commission completes our vision of four new works by internationally acclaimed artists for the Centennial Sculpture Park,” says then museum director Grant Holcomb. “Best of all, two of the four are Rochester’s.”
Wendell Castle: Creating Unicorn Family
December, 2012
MAG commissioned a monumental cast-iron sculpture by Castle as one of the anchor installations of its planned Centennial Sculpture Park.


MAG_RCSD Expanded Learning
Our program brings students from three different city schools to MAG for both hands-on art projects and to learn about the collection in the museum. learn more
Tourism Thursday with Senator Rich Funke
Make sure you find the time to visit the Memorial Art Gallery in 2017 Be a tourist right in your own hometown.
Hidden Passions
Our monthly series celebrates the private hobbies and creative lives of Rochesterians and puts them center stage at MAG. Seen on select Thursdays. learn more
Meet Me at the MAG
The purpose of a program like “Meet Me at the MAG” is to invite them to engage with the art in their own way, whether they can have a conversation about what they’re seeing or not. It began in 2009 by Susan Dodge-Peters Daiss.

Events at MAG

Devour Rochester: Opera and Wine Dinner
October 2016
Celebrating the art of food and wine with the experts in our region. See what’s next: Devour Rochester

On Display
September 2016
Arms raised in a “v” to start, the performers change positions slowly before finding a pose to hold momentarily. Their movements are slow, but purposeful. They close their eyes as they move. The audience is invited to look, take photos and share them on social media with the hashtag #OnDisplay.
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M&T Bank Clothesline Festival
September 2012
Every September, the Memorial Art Gallery caps off the summer festival season in Rochester with the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival.

Eastman School of Music’s
Baroque Organ

Pavane Prymera
October 2015
William Porter, Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music performs an excerpt from “Pavane Prymera”, a 16th century composition whose author is unknown.
Installation of the Italian Baroque Organ
June 2005
The Eastman School of Music installed a historic full-size Italian Baroque organ in the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery. The magnificent instrument, with its 600 pipes and lavishly carved, painted, and gilded 22-foot case, was originally built around 1770.