$5 Friday

Make MAG your Friday date night destination on $5 Friday. On select Fridays from 5-9 pm, enjoy $5 admission, access to our world-class art collection and shop THE STORE @ MAG. Feeling creative? Participate in ARTSocial for $20 and make some art that you can bring home. Brown Hound Downtown offers drink specials that include a $5 drink and/or signature appetizer. Each $5 Friday will feature something different; live music, a film screening, a DeTOUR℠, or an art talk. Admission to the Memorial Art Gallery is free for members, University faculty, staff, and students with a University ID.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Jim Mott: 20 Years of Socially-Engaged Art / Art Projects / Art Adventures | 6 pm | FREE W/ADMISSION

  • Participate in ARTsocial ☼ carefree art fun ($20)
  • Take in 5,000 years of world history in our collection
  • Indulge in $5 food and drink specials at Brown Hound Downtown
  • Shop THE STORE @ MAG
  • Stroll through the Centennial Sculpture Park (always open, always free)


From his critically acclaimed Itinerant Artist Project to the more recent Landscape Lottery and beyond, Rochester-based painter Jim Mott has found innovative ways to make landscape painting responsive to everyday life – and to show its relevance as a tool for building meaningful connections between people, and a deeper sense of place and community. With images and stories from over two decades of socially engaged art projects, Mott reflects on the journey and opens up a conversation on painting as an integrative force in an age of disconnection.

Included in museum admission

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November 12 | December 10 | 2022 | Jan. 14 | Feb. 11

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Peter Jemison Community Art Project | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Meet-and-Greet and Exhibition Walk-Through with SALUT | 6-7 pm


MAG is partnering with our friends at Ganondagan! Guests are invited to participate in the painting of a mural based on the Iroquois Creation Story, learn more about Indigenous art, and see Jemison’s exhibition on view through November 14th. As part of this program, we will also be joined by Perry Ground (Onondaga), Haudenosaunee storyteller at 5:45 pm and 7 pm.

“I’m looking forward to families and everyone in the community joining me to paint a mural based on the Iroquois Creation Story,” said Jemison. All participants will be working outside under the MAG linden trees by the main entrance, using acrylic. Wear painting-friendly clothes!

  • Also participate in a meet-and-greet with Rochester artist SALUT (Bradd Young). Young Salut will take you through his contemporary mural art on view in the Hurlbut Gallery from August 15, 2021–August 2022, discuss his artistic process and answer questions from attendees. Limited to 15.


Here are some photos from the MAG Cruise Night on Thursday, July 25, 2019
Photos by Alyssa Bileschi.

MAG Cruise Night 2019