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Memorial Art Gallery

500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
+1 585-276-8900
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Lovely afternoon

So many different things in there to see and experience. Some replicas...... But overall the museum... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
FoxJT
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Rochester, New York
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Actual art gallery in a small city

This gallery has it all - sculptures, classics, moders, and a fantastic cafe. Perfect for brunch... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
SpreheG
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

So many different things in there to see and experience. Some replicas...... But overall the museum part is gorgeous and we had a very pleasant day at the MAG. Everyone that worked there was friendly and helpful which enhanced the experience.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This gallery has it all - sculptures, classics, moders, and a fantastic cafe. Perfect for brunch! Check the collection for what classics are in currently.

Thank SpreheG
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

These days you can always find video art and art installations at MAG. There is a Bill Viola installation there now, which is incredible. Any city or museum would be proud. And an video inspired by the original monster movie, Nosferatu, from 1922, a silent...More

Thank Josh547
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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

Thank Ava C
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Reviewed 4 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!

Thank Moondanced
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Reviewed 5 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 9 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

Thank Ollie12
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Reviewed 18 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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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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