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Memorial Art Gallery

500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
+1 585-276-8900
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World Class Art Museum; Don't Let the Name Confuse You !

I taught adult figure drawing and children's ceramics classes here for years. I love this place and... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Ava C
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Fairport, New York
Cold & windy Good Friday - Good for art galleries inside 03/30

We were in Rochester so my daughter could attend a Women in Engineering retreat at RIT, and one of... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
raybyerley
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary movements, the Gallery offers a panorama of the world's art. With the completion of Centennial Sculpture Park, the Gallery's 14-acre campus has been transformed into a spectacular urban space that is a destination for Rochesterians and visitors alike.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I taught adult figure drawing and children's ceramics classes here for years. I love this place and go whenever I can. Great collections and touring exhibitions. Wonderful Cafe and Gift Store. Excellent classes for adults and children, evenings and Saturdays. Don't Miss Village Gate Artist...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We were in Rochester so my daughter could attend a Women in Engineering retreat at RIT, and one of the suggested activities for parents in the afternoon was this art gallery, so I headed up route 15 and jogged over to Goodman Street from the...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Went to see the Alternate music movie in the auditorium at the MAG. Great venue to showcase the films!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The MAG always has interesting exhibits as well as the paintings and sculptures in their own collection. You can find many classical artists as well as current ones.

Thank rjfmkt
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This art gallery is absolutely beautiful with many contemporary and medieval pieces. The Fountain Room is breathtaking. The culture and history in this gallery far exceeded my expectations for a small city. I highly recommend visiting and having lunch/brunch or dinner at the Brown Hound...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Very select in their pieces, and often have only 1 per artist. Be sure to go up to the second floor for the exhibits since there are some beautiful terra cotta pieces.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is not a huge museum but it is very fine. The permanent collection ranges from Egyptian to medieval to contemporary. A substantial overview of Western art, primarily but it did include some Asian art as well. The extended labels were very interesting and added...More

Thank Monique W
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Founded as art gallery for U. of Rochester. Fine America collection from 18th to 21st century. Also good sampling of other cultures and eras on second floor. Well worth a visit when in Rochester. Easy parking, beautiful neighborhood.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Nice Art Gallery! It flows fairly easy. Some Cool peices. Took about 2 hours too walk through. They also had a garage sale going on in the other side of the building so that was a nice surprise.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Big museums can be exhausting, so we especially love these smaller museums associated with colleges/universities. One gets a good overview of the history of art, and discovers some real gems that may be overlooked in a huge museum. The Memorial has an interesting and diverse...More

Thank Jean L
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Dear Meg@MAG, This query might have come to me by mistake since TPK31 is not my handle. I'm a great fan of MAG, and when I reviewed it on Tripadvisor I gave it all the high marks it deserves. Good work, MAG. Frank
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