Celebration Series

All are welcome!

Several times each year, the Memorial Art Gallery opens its doors and offers Rochester area families and community members the opportunity to learn more about specific cultures. These events for all ages feature hands-on art activities, music and dance demonstrations, storytelling, and a variety of cultural displays. Suggested donation $5 per group.


The Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery is a series sponsor for our Celebration days. Thank you!


Black History Month Celebration

Sunday, February 17, 2019 | noon-5 pm| Sankofa: The Time is Now

  • Art activities for children in the Creative Workshop
  • Story Telling, including Afro Rochester Heroes: Then and Now with live moderated panel including doctors, journalists, artists, educators and so much more!
  • Guided Docent tours of Black artists and African art in the collection
  • Live Music with Jimmie Highsmith Jr.
  • A Community Conversation: Cultural Institutions and Racism Equity curated by Rachel Deguzman
  • Youth dance performance showcase

Thank you to our media sponsor: WDKX 103.9 | photo above by Brandon Vick


Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | noon-5 pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day with your family on Sunday, May 12th!


Read this article from the Democrat and Chronicle.
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photo credits, top, left to right: Angie Collazo, EdySanzo, Laura Toribio, Brandon Vic