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New on view

The Forman Gallery at the Memorial art Gallery has a new work on view. This painting of the original entrance to the MAG’s 1913 building was painted in 2013 in honor of the Gallery’s centennial year. Painted in gouache in the time-honored style of travel posters from 1913, this art pulls together many local connections. Laura […]

MAG’s 15 minutes of fame

We posted in January about an opportunity to collaborate with local painter and photographer, Brian O’Neill, who was close to finished with a project that he had been working on for nearly a year. It was also a project that included a group of dancers from the Rochester City Ballet. [read original our post here] […]

Goodbye for now – Tooker on loan

Currently, our George Tooker, Supper (1963) is on loan and now on view at an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. Read a New York Times review […]

New on view in the Asian gallery

We’ve completed our yearly rotation of light-sensitive works in the Asian gallery. There’s quite a variety this year, including hanging scrolls; a six-fold screen; Japanese prints, drawings, and katagami (stencils for dyeing fabric); Indian miniatures; and an Indonesian shadow puppet. We’ve also unrolled the contemporary Chinese handscroll Migrants of the Three Gorges Dam to show […]

Portraits, Patterns, and Projects: An Unforgettable Adult Student Show

Currently on view in the Lucy Burne Gallery is the Creative Workshop’s Winter Adult Student Show: Portraits, Patterns and Projects. Featuring artists who’ve attended various Creative Workshop classes, the show represents portraits inspired by individuals, repeated elements of patterning, as well as collaborative/series based works. With a multitude of mediums ranging from painting (watercolor, oil, […]

What a difference a frame makes

Newly updated and on view in the early-20th century American gallery – Jacob  Lawrence’s Summer Street Scene in Harlem is sporting a brand new, top-of-the-line frame.  The frame company that made the frame is Eli Wilner & Company: Master Framers in NYC. Here is the before shot: and the after shot: And here is a […]

Fall Adult Student Show

Submitted by: Katie Swingly The Lucy Burne Gallery is pleased to present the Fall Adult Student Show featuring works by adult artists who are currently enrolled in classes at the Creative Workshop. The show features a variety of original works from various media including: ceramics, oil paintings, watercolor and jewelry. It is the first show […]

13th Annual Fine Craft Show & Sale

Ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, leather, wood, wearable art and more… This favorite annual event – the Fine Craft Show & Sale – will once again feature one-of-a-kind and limited-edition work by 40 master craft artists from across the country. Here we will highlight some of the artists who will be new to the Show this […]

The Memorial Art Gallery Celebrates a Century of Craft Art in Western New York

There is a case in the Folk Art Gallery has just been reinstalled with five ceramic works from MAG’s permanent collection  – just in time for our Centennial celebration. We will share a few examples here – but be sure to come in and see the full display. Stephen Merritt American, born 1947 “One Flower” […]

A Rochester-Finger Lakes First

This year’s Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition holds a not a few surprises and each and every piece in the exhibit has a story to tell. This one seems pretty extraordinary. First of all, the exhibit is juried (no small feat – and there’s another story!) and 100 works by 81 artists are currently on view —including […]