Upcoming Exhibitions

Marling | Mucha | De’VIA | Path to Paradise  | “The 613”

Karal Ann Marling - Rehab

Rochester Americana: The Watercolors of Karal Ann Marling

August 2–October 27, 2019
Drawing on her illustrious career as a scholar of American art and popular culture, the watercolor paintings of Karal Ann Marling express her unique and colorful perspective on her intimate home spaces, her hometown of Rochester, and in particular her 19th Ward neighborhood.
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shown: Karal Ann Marling, Rehab?

The Seasons - series

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

October 13, 2019–January 19, 2020
Mucha is most often remembered for the prominent role he played in shaping the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century.

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Sponsored by Allen C. and Joyce Boucher, the Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation, and The Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery, and Marcia Lowry, with additional support from the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fund.

shown: Alphonse Mucha, The Seasons (series), 1896.

De’VIA: Deaf Visual Art

November 15, 2019-February 14, 2020
Deaf View/Image Art, abbreviated as De’VIA, is a genre of visual art that intentionally represents the Deaf experience and Deaf culture.

The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art

February 15–May 24, 2020
The Path to Paradise is the first survey and major scholarly assessment of this groundbreaking artist’s 37-year career. Organized by the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, the exhibition will be on view in Rochester from February 15 through May 24, 2020, after which it will travel to two additional venues in the United States. Drawn from both private and institutional collections, The Path to Paradise will feature approximately 45 of Judith Schaechter’s stained-glass panels along with a selection of related drawings and process materials.

shown: Judith Schaechter, The Battle of Carnival and Lent, (detail) 2010-2011, stained, engraved and painted glass.

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“The 613” – Archie Rand

June 13–September 20, 2020

“The 613” challenges commonly held distinctions between abstraction and representation. By linking the Bible’s commandments with oftentimes seemingly unrelated pictures, Rand undermines how people usually expect words and images to function when they are juxtaposed with each other. His loose, pulp fiction-inspired, almost cartoon-like painterly style is as irreverent to the history of painting as it is to the religious traditions it purports to document. The complexity of it all encourages an investigation of both systems of knowledge, that of art history and of Judaism, and demands an engaged viewing on the part of its audience. “The 613” is fundamentally a study of how meaning is made.