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Now on View at MAG

Ad Reinhardt American, 1913-1967 Untitled Abstraction, 1954 Oil on canvas Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Stern, 65.5   Ad Reinhardt took a philosophical point of view when it came to making fine art and explaining its significance. An influential writer on the subject, he is remembered for having made the following statement: “Art […]

Newly updated for the New Year

In September, we received some financial support from the framers Eli Wilner in New York City to create a beautiful, handmade replica frame for one of our most important 19th-century French paintings, Interior of a Mosque by Jean-Léon Gérôme. We just installed it today, and it makes so much difference! Gérôme was the most popular and […]

New Art for MAG

At Tuesday’s Art Committee meeting, we brought seven new works into the MAG collection. One is already on view and others will soon be installed around the galleries. Keep a close eye out! Hung Liu Three Fujins, 1995 96 in. x 126 in. x 12 in. (243.84 cm x 320.04 cm x 30.48 cm) Oil […]

Celebrating our El Greco – 400 years after his death

Domenikos Theotocopoulos Spanish, ca. 1541 – 1614 The Apparition of the Virgin to St. Hyacinth, ca. 1605 – 1610 El Greco (“The Greek”) is the popular name of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, an artist born in Crete but who lived and studied in Venice and Rome. In 1575, he moved to Toledo, Spain, the center of the […]

New on View in the Upstairs Galleries

Despite their small footprint, there are some major additions to the 17th-century and Renaissance galleries. We’ve added a case in each to display works on paper; we’ve also reinstalled most of our collection of European Judaica. An example from each area is shown below, just to whet your appetite. From top to bottom: 1) German […]

Now on View

We have installed three terrific early 20th-century French paintings in the Auditorium Corridor. You may wonder why these masterworks aren’t on view upstairs…it’s simply a matter of space, or lack thereof. Henri Matisse French, 1869-1954 Landscape, ca. 1918 Oil on canvas Gift of Charlotte Whitney Allen, 64.34 Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953) La Fontaine, Vence, ca. […]

School # 15

Last month, Rochester City School #15 social studies classes read MAG’s eBook, “Ancient Egypt: Exploring Artifacts with Alex the Archaeologist” and later, had the opportunity to talk directly with Alex, himself, in their classrooms. Alex showed them how we learn about the past by carefully examining the objects people have left behind. Before coming to […]

Common Threads

There will be new art on view in the Galleries. You may begin to notice a common thread. It doesn’t have to do with medium, or era or style. Jane Rosen (American, b. 1950) Birdseed, 2006 Ink, casein, and beeswax on paper Gift of Grant Holcomb in honor of Peter O. Brown, 2014.37 Archie Rand […]

Battle of the Animals

We installed the fantastic 16th-century tapestry Battle of the Animals in the Renaissance gallery last week, an involved process that required two days, six staff members, one consultant, and a lot of patience and good humor. We’re especially thrilled that this particular tapestry has returned to display. It was the first tapestry acquired by the […]

Going, going… gone for a time.

The most important Renaissance tapestry in the Gallery’s collection went back on view in April 2012 for the first time in nearly two decades. Woven of wool and silk in 16th-century Flanders and measuring 12 by 15 feet, Trellised Garden with Animals shows a colonnaded garden with lush foliage and wildlife. Now, it is time […]