Member Parties & Perks

Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster Members’ Opening Special Access

Opening hours are complimentary for members to view new exhibitions before they open to the public.

Members, celebrate the opening of Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster, a collaborative exhibition made possible through the generosity of donor, collector, physician, and medical historian Dr. Edward C. Atwater and his family. This exhibition is organized by the Memorial Art Gallery and River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation at the University of Rochester.

CLICK HERE to reserve tickets for member-exclusive hours on Saturday, March 5.

Member exclusive hours:

  • 9am-11am
  • 5pm-6pm

Tickets are for one hour in the Docent Gallery exhibition space. You will receive a confirmation email with your e-tickets and visiting information. For questions or assistance, please email memberperks@mag.rochester.edu or call 585-276-8901.

  • Enjoy extended café hours with Brown Hound Downtown
  • Shop at THE STORE @ MAG, open 9am-6pm

This collaborative exhibition and all related activities are made possible through the vision and generosity of donor, collector, physician, and medical historian Dr. Edward C. Atwater, and his family, whose AIDS Education Posters Collection is part of the River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation at the University of Rochester.

Presenting Sponsor

Institute of Museum and Library Services Logo

Lead Sponsors

New York State Department of Education,
made possible by Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson

Supporting Sponsors

Vicki and Richard Swartz

Rochester Area Community Foundation: Lloyd E. Klos Fund logo

Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries
DKT International logo

Gleason Family Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts logo

Trillium Health Logo

Dr. William Valenti and James Wolk

Contributing Sponsors

Anonymous (2)
Janet S. Reed

Rochester Picture Framing logo

Family of Dr. Edward C. Atwater
Helen H. Berkeley

Candaigua National bank & Trust logo

Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery logo

Anthony J. Mascioli Trust

Fellow Sponsors

Suzanne M. Spencer
Rochester Victory Alliance
Dr. Stephen Dewhurst
Dr. Michael S. Gottlieb
Tamar Carroll and Lars Schumann

Community Sponsor

WXXI / Little / City logo

Memorial Art Gallery Endowed Fund Support

Thomas and Marion Hawks Memorial Fund
Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fund
Nancy R. Turner Fund for Special Exhibitions

The exhibition is supported in part by awards from the New York State Education Department made possible by Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services MA-245369-OMS-20. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The book that complements the exhibition is made possible by William M. Valenti, M.D.

Questions?

Visit our FAQs for online registration instructions, or contact us at memberperks@mag.rochester.edu or 585-276-8901 to RSVP by phone.


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