Upcoming Exhibitions

Renaissance Impressions | Kota Ezawa | Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster

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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Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster

March 6–June 19, 2022

HIV/AIDS Education Posters from the Atwater Collection at the University of Rochester

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