Opening Parties & Perks

Opening Parties are complimentary events for members and their guests to celebrate new exhibitions the night before it opens to the public. The night includes music, food, and activities related to the exhibition.

What our members say:

“I love the feeling of excitement and electricity running through the crowd that we have the ’first’ glimpse of a wonderful new exhibit!”

“First time attending and we absolutely loved the perks. We especially like the opportunity to be in the galleries after hours… We will definitely want to do this again!”

“The MAG was alive with energy and the exhibition was fabulous!”


  • 5–7 pm Patron Members’ Party (for Patron, Benefactor, and Director’s Circle members)
  • 7–10 pm Members’ Party (for Individual, Dual/Family, and Reciprocal members)

Members are welcome to invite guests – with RSVP. Here are the total number of tickets (including members and guests) available* per membership level:

Member ticket levels
*Ticket availability subject to change.

Explore photos of previous Opening Parties

Judith Schaechter | Monet’s Waterloo Bridge | Wendell Castle: Remastered

Not a member? Why not? Click here for more information. Call (585) 276-8939 during business hours or email


Thank you to our Preview Party Sponsor
Call 585.506.9725 for your Weekend Brunch reservations!

photo top: Jon Liebherr, Rochester, NY