Make MAG your Friday night destination on $5 Friday. On select Fridays from 5-9 pm, enjoy $5 admission, access to our world-class art collection and a $5 discount in The Store @ MAG on any purchase of $35 or more. Feeling creative? Participate in Art Social for $15 ($5 savings) and make some art that you can bring home. Stop at Brown Hound Downtown for dinner or drinks and from 5 pm to 7 pm, take advantage of happy hour specials including a $5 signature cocktail and $5 signature appetizer. Each $5 Friday will feature something different; live music, a film screening, a DeTOUR℠, or an art talk.

Friday, April 6
Interactive performance by Martin Freeman titled “Heretical Potato Synthesizers.”
See 10 potato synthesizers wired up with the goal of producing a dense cluster of sound that would change as viewers walk around the room, tilt their heads, etc., but at relatively low sound levels. As the batteries slowly drain and the temperatures of the potatoes change, the behavior of the circuits will slowly change. We will encourage audience members to walk around and interact with the electronic potato assemblages by plugging/unplugging in wires, clutching the potatoes to alter their electrical characteristics, to alter the flow of the piece.

Additionally, we will have a pop-up art viewing with Lorenzo Luciani. His works will also be for sale in The Store @ MAG.


Luciani was born in Castel di Lama (Ascoli Piceno). Moved to the U.S. as a young man and is married with three grown children and four grandchildren. He worked as teacher at the High School level and as lecturer at three universities. He has always enjoyed painting and considers it to be a calling rather than just a hobby. He lives and works in Rochester, but returns to Italy every year.
shown: Giovanna

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Timbucha of Fairport

Friday, May 4

Enjoy a jazz performance by Jimmie Highsmith, Jr. Trio 5:30-7:00 pm in the Pavilion.

Brothers Alan Singer and Paul Singer will give a talk on their book Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of an American Master at 7 pm in the auditorium. Artist Arthur Singer was Alan and Paul’s father. A book signing will follow.

Friday, June 1

Live performance by Quatro Voci in the Fountain Court 6 pm and 7 pm. Quatro Voci is an SATB vocal quartet specializing in music from the late Renaissance and early Baroque. In the Vanden Brul Pavilion, photographer Larry Merrill will be available for an exclusive Print and Book signing. All proceeds from the sale of his print, Crabapple, 2015, will go to benefit the Memorial Art Gallery.
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