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Memorial Art Gallery

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Address: 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
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+1 585-473-7720
11:00 - 17:00
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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 gem within Rochester

The Memorial Art Gallery is well worth your visit. We were here to visit the Escher exhibit. There was so much to take in, that we plan to return for another visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Memorial Art Gallery is well worth your visit. We were here to visit the Escher exhibit. There was so much to take in, that we plan to return for another visit.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in specifically to see the Escher exhibit, and it didn't disappoint! Other than that, pretty typical of what you see in other museums.

Thank Laura B
Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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

Thank Ron T
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 17 November 2016

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 

Thank Mike K
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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.

Thank EWING529
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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 29 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.

Chesterfield, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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