Upcoming Exhibitions

Czech Photography | The Way Things Go | ROC-FLX

Jaromír Funke detail

Modern Czech Photography: A Portfolio

December 13, 2018–March 31, 2019
The portfolio Modern Czech Photography (Moderní česká fotografie) is a rare and powerful body of work by some of the most important mid-century Czech photographers. Featuring such masters as Jaromír Funke and Josef Sudek, giants in the history of modernism, the portfolio holds special historic importance because it was published in 1943, during World War II and the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. The portfolio is a recent gift to MAG by the museum’s director, Jonathan Binstock, and his wife, Ann.

shown: Jaromír Funke (Czech, 1896-1945)
Untitled, from the series ‘Time Persists’ (detail)
1932, printed no later than 1943.
Gift of L. Ann and Jonathan P. Binstock in honor of Marisol and Moreton Binn.



The Way Things Go - cropped

Peter Fischli & David Weiss: The Way Things Go

October 26, 2018–March 17, 2019

From 1979 to 2012, the Swiss duo of Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) created a distinctly humorous body of multimedia work that employed humble materials and referenced ordinary subjects. Their film The Way Things Go (Der Lauf der Dinge), 1987, features a seemingly endless chain reaction of everyday objects with the expected human intervention needed to incite their movement curiously absent.

shown: Peter Fischli (Swiss, b. 1952) and David Weiss (Swiss, 1946–2012)
The Way Things Go, 1987 (still, detail) Image provided courtesy of Icarus Films.
Gift of Nancy S. and Peter O. Brown


Issac Julien photo by Thierry Bal

Isaac Julien: ROCHESTER/PICTURES

February 2–May 12, 2019
Part of a new media art series “Reflections on Place” inspired by the City of Rochester.
Issac Julien photo (detail) by Thierry Bal.


Rochester-Finger Lakes

June 8–September 15, 2019
The Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition (RFLX), the oldest juried exhibition in Rochester, was postponed in 2017 to accommodate the expansion and renovation of the museum’s Docent Gallery. The summer of 2019 will mark the 66th installation, when we will celebrate and showcase the talents of emerging and established artists from a 27-county region.