Upcoming Exhibitions

Fabric of Survival | Monet | Seeing in Color

Waterloo Bridge

Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process

October 7, 2018–January 6, 2019

This small but powerful focus exhibition of Claude Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge” series will include the stellar example from MAG’s collection along with seven others borrowed from North American sister institutions. Monet saw the paintings both individually and as an ensemble that, collectively, expressed his sense of the essential subject—the atmosphere and colors of the fog-bound landscape of the Thames. The concurrent experience of viewing several of the series will create a special dialogue between the visitor and the works of art.

An exciting aspect of this exhibition is the opportunity to work closely with conservation lab at Buffalo State University. Newly-developed photographic technologies that allow close examination of the surface of the picture will make it possible to decipher more about how Monet altered his canvases from their initial rendering in London to his obsessive reworking of the canvases upon his return to France.
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shown: Claude Monet, Waterloo Bridge, Veiled Sun (detail) 1903

Roy Lichtenstein detail

Seeing in Color and Black-and-White

October 7, 2018–January 7, 2019
Developed as a companion to Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process, this exhibition features artists such as Josef Albers, Victor Vasarely, and Jesús Rafael Soto, who chose abstraction over representation to reveal the mechanics of human vision and make viewers aware of how they see.
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shown: Roy Lichtenstein, Cathedral #2 (detail) 1969


Rochester-Finger Lakes

June 8–September 15, 2019
The Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition (RFLX) was postponed for 2017 to accommodate the expansion and renovation of the museum’s Docent Gallery. The RFLX is Rochester’s oldest juried exhibition, celebrating and showcasing the talents of emerging and established artists from a 27-county region.
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