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Memorial Art Gallery

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Address: 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
Phone Number: +1 585-473-7720
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Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

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A great museum

There permanent collection was great and varied but the highlight was a large exhibition of work by Escher. Loved Boom Town by Benton also.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ron T
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There permanent collection was great and varied but the highlight was a large exhibition of work by Escher. Loved Boom Town by Benton also.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is lovely for its small size. It has many changing exhibits on the first floor and is worth the price of admission. But...you must visit the permanent artwork on the second floor. The great masters are there, as well as sculptures. Take your time and visit this area. It is never crowded because I think everyone concentrates on... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Lovingly... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very happily surprised. This is a beautiful museum with a beautiful and varied collection. I would refer to it as a mini Metropolitan Museum of art.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum with very significant works and artists. Quite a large collection displayed in the open. No glass to obscure and no ropes to keep you at a distance. You can really look closely at the works. They even supplied magnifying glasses in their Indian Miniature collection. Many notable artists as well as interesting local works. Not... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unexpected gem. Had two floors of exhibit with paintings from modern to classic. Free parking and a wonderful restaurant makes for a good visit.

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Geneseo, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is a bit tiny and doesn't have the largest collection around but they have a good variety of types and styles from ancient Egypt to current time.

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Chesterfield, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Memorial Art Gallery is a great art gallery in Rochester. I had no trouble parking on a Saturday afternoon, and even when a wedding reception party arrived, there were still open parking and it is free. The grounds contain a very well landscaped sculpture garden that is worth exploring. You enter the museum through a beautiful 1986 addition that... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Good collection of works both ancient and modern. Highlight was the live concert given by students from UoR.

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our family went in May, 2016 and we enjoyed several hours looking at so many different styles of artwork. It truly is a treasure. Even the outside had interesting art to enjoy on the walkways. Highly recommend to anyone who loves art.

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