Upcoming Exhibitions

Wendell Castle

Wendell Castle Remastered

October 8–December 31, 2017
This exhibition is the first to showcase the digitally crafted works of Wendell Castle, acclaimed figure of the American art furniture movement. It will feature approximately 40 works of art, including several historically important examples that inspired his latest achievements.
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shown: Wendell Castle Remastered, Long Night, 2011, photo by Adrien Millot
Courtesy of Friedman Benda Gallery and Wendell Castle.

Wendell Castle Remastered at the Memorial Art Gallery is an adaptation of the exhibition originally presented at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, in 2015.


Bill Viola - Martyrs

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Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)
October 11, 2017–July 2018

Martyrs is overtly rooted in art historical and religious iconography. Viola has shared his inspiration for the work: “The Greek word for martyr originally meant ‘witness.’ In today’s world, the mass media turns us all into witnesses to the suffering of others. The martyrs’ past lives of action can help illuminate our modern lives of inaction. They also exemplify the human capacity to bear pain, hardship, and even death in order to remain faithful to their values, beliefs, and principles.
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shown: Photography by Kira Perov


PLEASE NOTE

r-flx-2019

Rochester Finger Lakes

The Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition (RFLX) will be cancelled for 2017 to accommodate the expansion and renovation of the museum’s Grand Gallery. The RFLX will return to MAG as scheduled in the summer of 2019.
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