Press Releases

Below is a selection of press releases about Memorial Art Gallery exhibitions and programs. Members of the media who would like additional information or publication-quality images should contact the public relations office.

We will gladly offer access to the museum to support press work related to MAG and its collections, please contact MAG’s Director of Marketing & Engagement to coordinate admission.

  • Iconic Immersive Installation Coming to MAG

    Globally celebrated artist, Yayoi Kusama, will be featured at the Memorial Art Gallery beginning in September. On loan from the Art Gallery of Ontario, one of her iconic immersive installations, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER, 2017, will be presented to the Rochester community from September 14, 2023–May 5, 2024. INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – […] Read More

  • Prestigious Garage Sale Returns to the Memorial Art Gallery

    The Gallery Council offers you the opportunity to purchase gently used artwork and more at Rochester’s most prestigious garage sale! A tradition for more than 20 years, the Art & Treasures Sale features the best in antiques, fine art, original artwork, jewelry, china, pottery, porcelain, silver, crystal, housewares, coffee table art books, and small furniture […] Read More

  • Memorial Art Gallery to Host Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Day

    Sunday, May 7, from 12 to 5 pm, all ages are invited to the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester’s celebration of Asian Pacific American Month. Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Day will celebrate cultural heritage through community and cultural displays, live performances, a grand finale, and more. Plus, enjoy free museum admission! […] Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting & Celebration Day for the Centennial Sculpture Park at MAG

    MAG’s Centennial Sculpture Park (CSP) Ribbon Cutting and Celebration Day are almost here! Join the Memorial Art Gallery on June 4 at 11 am for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to officially open Phase II to the community at the corner of University Ave and Prince Street. MAG’s Celebration Day will follow the Ribbon Cutting and […] Read More

  • The 68th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition Award Winners

    The Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition (RFLX), a long-running showcase for artists from western and central New York, is at the Memorial Art Gallery for its 68th installment. On view now – August 6, 2023, this year’s exhibition is being juried by Molly Donovan, curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. […] Read More

  • Extending the Limits: Joan Lyons at MAG

    Rochester has been a center for photography since George Eastman’s first Kodak camera was sold in 1888. In this fertile environment, artist Joan Lyons (born 1937), has challenged the authority of the traditional photographic image for more than six decades. This exhibition, the first museum retrospective dedicated to the artist in her hometown of Rochester, […] Read More

  • The 68th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition Artists Announced

    The Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition (RFLX), The City’s oldest and longest-running juried exhibition for emerging and established artists from western and central New York, returns to the Memorial Art Gallery. The 68th installment will be on view from April 23rd – August 6th. What is required to be showcased in this exhibition? Artists have to live […] Read More

  • Want to be an artist at the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival? Artist Application Open for 2023

    Artists from across the United States are invited to apply for spaces at the 2023 M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. Now in its 67th year, the juried fine arts festival showcasing more than 375 artists will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th. HOW TO APPLY The online application can be found HERE. A […] Read More

  • Sol LeWitt Artwork Brings Unique Experience to MAG

    In late 2022, the Rochester community was invited to watch the installation of a major mural-scale drawing in the Memorial Art Gallery. Fifteen years after the death of artist Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007), his iconic Wall Drawing #957: Form Derived from a Cube was rendered directly on a wall in the Vanden Brul Pavilion […] Read More

  • New Opportunities on the Horizon for the MAG and Binstock

    The Memorial Art Gallery will begin the search for a new director this year. Jonathan P. Binstock, who became the seventh Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of the Memorial Art Gallery of University of Rochester in 2014, has accepted a new position as the Vradenburg Director and CEO of The Phillips Collection in […] Read More