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.


  • Memorial Art Gallery and River Campus Libraries to Present Collaborative Exhibition, Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster

    The Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) and the River Campus Libraries (RCL) at the University of Rochester are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster. On view at the Memorial Art Gallery from March 6–June 19, 2022, Up Against the Wall is the first major exhibition devoted […] Read More

  • Memorial Art Gallery to Host Virtual Black History Month Celebration Day

    On Sunday, February 20, 2022, from 2 to 4 pm, all ages are invited to virtually enjoy the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester’s celebration of Black History Month. Messages from community members, spoken word poetry, and dance, fashion, and musical performances will be streamed live on the Memorial Art Gallery’s Facebook page. […] Read More

  • Artists Wanted for M&T Bank Clothesline Festival

    Artists from across the United States are invited to apply for spaces at the 2022 M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. Now in its 66th year, the juried fine arts festival showcasing more than 375 artists will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11. HOW TO APPLYThe online application can be found HERE. A downloadable […] Read More

  • Memorial Art Gallery to Host World AIDS Day Event

    Celebration Series offers Rochester area families and community members the opportunity to learn more about specific cultures, communities, and events through performances, presentations, art & crafts, and more. On Wednesday, December 1, from 5 to 9 pm, the Memorial Art Gallery will host World AIDS Day—Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility: The past is local, the present […] Read More

  • Memorial Art Gallery and River Campus Libraries Announce an AIDS Education Poster Design Competition

    The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester (MAG) in partnership with the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries (RCL) invites New York State artists to submit their original poster designs to a juried poster competition as part of the upcoming exhibition Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster, on view […] Read More

  • Memorial Art Gallery to Present Renaissance Impressions Exhibition and Programming

    The Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) is pleased to announce its Winter/Holiday 2022 exhibition, Renaissance Impressions: Sixteenth-Century Master Prints from the Kirk Edward Long Collection, organized by The American Federation of Arts (AFA). Exploring the emergence and transformative impact of the print medium on the visual culture of Renaissance Europe, the exhibition will be on view […] Read More

  • Memorial Art Gallery Celebrates the Groundbreaking of Centennial Sculpture Park Expansion

    The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester celebrated a groundbreaking on Monday, September 13 for the expansion of its Centennial Sculpture Park.  The project furthers MAG’s commitment to the community, beckoning neighbors and visitors with an outdoor gallery that is always open and always free. In 2013, MAG opened the Sculpture Park to […] Read More

  • 2021 Merit Awards Announced at M&T Bank Clothesline Festival

    Four artists were honored as Merit Award winners, including a First-Time Exhibitor Award at the 65th Annual M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, held September 11th and 12th at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. Winners were chosen from almost 300 artists and makers from across the country for the awards which recognize extraordinary […] Read More

  • Memorial Art Gallery to Present The 613 by Archie Rand

    The Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) is pleased to announce an exhibition of The 613 by Archie Rand, the celebrated painter and muralist. For over five decades Archie Rand has been regarded as a maverick and rule breaker, and The 613 is his most ambitious work. An enormous multi-panel painting, it depicts surprising responses to the […] Read More

  • Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester to Present Installation of Works by Artist Peter Jemison

    The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester (MAG) is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation of works of art by multimedia artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan). Installed in MAG’s Forman Gallery and extending into the Cameros Gallery of 19th-century American Art, “To Help People See”: The Art of G. Peter Jemison […] Read More