Current Exhibitions

Renaissance Impressions: Sixteenth-Century Master Prints from the Kirk Edward Long Collection

November 14, 2021–February 6, 2022

Renaissance Impressions explores the emergence and transformative impact of the print medium on the visual culture of Renaissance Europe. The exhibition showcases the extraordinary technique, imagery, and imagination of the master printmakers of the time. Interspersed among these extraordinary prints are objects from MAG’s permanent collection of Renaissance decorative arts. These works explore the surprising interconnections between this new print medium and paintings, stained glass, ceramics, and armor.

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National Anthem

November 26, 2021 – August 14, 2022

Kota Ezawa’s “National Anthem” series includes watercolors, lightboxes, and a single-channel video, all of which depict NFL athletes engaging in peaceful protests against police brutality and the oppression of people of color in the US. The centerpiece of the project, the critically acclaimed video installation National Anthem (2018), features a soundtrack of “The Star-Spangled Banner” while the artist’s distinctive watercolor animation shows players “taking a knee” on the field.

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A Sense of Place: Prints from the Collection of David Z. Friedberg

June 25–December 5, 2021

This exhibition showcases David Z. Friedberg’s recent generous gift to MAG of his collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century prints. Many are by the innovative French printmaker Felix Buhot, who combined multiple techniques in a single print. The collection reflects Dr. Friedberg’s personal taste and interests and include landscapes, cityscapes, and domestic scenes.

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Tony Cokes: Market of the Senses

September 1, 2021–January 9, 2022

With a precise visual style, Tony Cokes creates immersive, punchy works of video art that encourage viewers to reflect on how language can be used to consider the complex interrelationships of popular culture and politics. Visitors will have the chance to vote for their favorite of the two Tony Cokes videos on display throughout. When the exhibition is over, MAG will purchase the winning work!

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Dawgs

August 15–August 2022

SALUT’s arresting bright pastels and amorphous shapes capture the humor and absurdity of everyday life through the lens of an optimistic young child. For the next installation of contemporary mural art at MAG, Rochester artist SALUT (Bradd Young) will fill the walls of the Hurlbut Gallery with his light-hearted and candy-colored images inspired by the cartoons and memories of childhood.

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Argentum: Double-Positive

Argentium- Double Positive

Argentum: Double-Positive by Jim Sanborn consists of two bronze projection cylinders in front of MAG’s 1913 building. These cylinders are perforated with a series of texts that light up at night and project onto the facade and surrounding landscape at MAG. The texts highlight the creativity and invention that have been the core industry of the City of Rochester for decades.
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Centennial Sculpture Park

Albert Paley Soliloquy

Always open – always free.
Four major artists were commissioned to create site specific work for Centennial Sculpture Park. Wendell Castle’s Unicorn Family provides an outdoor grouping of chairs, a table, and a lamp for visitors who like to sit and enjoy the passing scene. Jackie Ferrara created Marking Crossways, geometric pathways and cameos leading from the ‘quarry’ area to the front entrance of MAG. Tom Otterness, known internationally for his engaging installations created Creation Myth, two heroic figures at the corner of Goodman and University Street as well as 17 diminutive bronze muses scattered throughout the Park. Albert Paley installed Soliloquy, a colorful 25-foot stainless steel sculpture at the Goodman Street entrance. shown: detail, Albert Paley, Soliloquy (2013). Gift of the Cameros Family and Ann Mowris Mulligan, with additional support from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, FULL MEA5URE, the Herdle-Moore Fund, the Rubens Family Foundation, and the Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Fund.
photo: Brandon Vick.