Season of Women

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, MAG is pleased to announce the presentation of a Season of Women. Throughout the Season, which includes Women’s History Month, MAG will prominently feature the work of female artists recently acquired for the permanent collection in four of our exhibition spaces.

The passage of the 19th Amendment marks the longest social movement in American history. This movement did not initially extend voting rights to all women until nearly half a century later with the passage of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibited voting discrimination and allowed all to exercise their right to vote.

  • On view in Rochester from February 16 through September 13, 2020 and featured in MAG’s Docent Gallery, The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art is the first survey and major scholarly assessment of this groundbreaking artist’s 37-year career.

  • Featured in the Media Arts Watch Gallery December 20, 2019–August 23, 2020 was the single-channel, six-minute video installation Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE) by Ja’Tovia Gary.

  • Featured in the Lockhart Gallery, ebruary 28–July 19, 2020, the Indian-American artist Chitra Ganesh: Sultana’s Dream was inspired by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s early-20th-century feminist utopian fantasy of the same title.

  • Featured in the Forman Gallery is Zoe Leonard’s I Want a President…

  • Featured in the Cameros Gallery is a small tribute to 19th-Century women artists and the Suffrage movement.


Lecture and Book Signing
Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 2 and 4 pm
Judith Schaechter has stretched the medium of stained glass into a potent and incisive art form for the 21st century, boldly paving her path in the diverse arena of contemporary art. Hear her speak on Sunday, followed by a book signing. Included with museum admission.

Missed the talk? Watch it here:

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Suffragette on $5 Friday
Friday, February 28, 2020 | 5-9 pm | $5

Enjoy a screening of the movie Suffragette during MAG’s $5 Friday. Take the Women in Art Scavenger Hunt in MAG’s collection. Includes museum admission.

A Conversation *POSTPONED* to Thursday August 13, 2020 at 7 pm
Watch it HERE.
Badass Babes: Women of MAG DeTOUR℠ *CANCELLED*
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 6 pm | $12

Two hundred years ago, women got the right to vote thanks to the time, energy, and passion of the suffragettes, many of which were artists that we have here at MAG. On this MAGsocial DeTOUR℠, we will celebrate the women in our collection who made MAGnificent muses, painted perfect portraits, and who altered our perceptions of feminism, the art world, and who gave women the rights of agency. Includes museum admsission.

photos above: Judith photo by Chris Chisman, Ja’Tovia photo by Alexandra Bell, Chitra Ganesh photo from her website, and Zoe Leonard (detail) by Jana La Brasca​.