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“Small Gem”

Memorial Art Gallery
Ranked #8 of 148 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 28 May 2014

For a small museum, it contained works by many well known artists. We walked the whole museum in about an hour and a half, and enjoyed every minute of it. Go on a Thursday evening for half price entry after 6, and it would be a great bargain!

Thank Deborah I
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We love it here. You can do the whole place in an afternoon. You are allowed to bring sketch pads in and pencils, my kids love to do that. My kids have taken classes here for years and I can't say enough about Creative workshop and their instructors.

Thank AmyEDA
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We are members of this museum. As it is a local, smaller one, with an interesting cross section of famous works, the big draw is the special exhibits, which can range from Russian icons to the current Matisse drawings exhibit with the additional strikingly beautiful pottery by his grandson. The outdoor area has charming sculptures, seating and a sidewalk imbedded telephone tour of the area known as the arts district in Rochester. Children enjoy the sculpture garden and that is free and open to the public.

The area also offers some nice restaurants and unique shopping opportunities such as Craft Company and The Parkleigh. Both restaurants and shopping are walkable from the museum.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to Rochester and the Memorial Art Gallery. My overall impression of the gallery is very positive and it's well worth the drive, or if you are in town already, it's a "must-see" destination in Rochester. It's bigger than you think and by far the best gallery in northern New York state.

Thank mjaeger154983
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

This is not a review of the Art Gallery but rather of the Thursday evenings Tapas bar. Every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the Gallery court becomes the scene of a casual tapas bar with live music. We decided to give it a try in order to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was very pleasant overall. The court is a lovely, light filled room with lots of plants and sculptures. Tables were set up for casual dining and listening to a combo of Bass and guitar. A table is set up with a variety of foods and wine and beer. You choose as many items as you wish and are charged accordingly. The food itself hardly resembled any tapas I've ever had and was a bit overpriced but was tasty nonetheless. We sat and talked so long that we totally missed browsing through the gallery for half price on that night. It was a very lovely, non-bar/restaurant way to sit and visit.

Thank jawlmt
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