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Carol adds author to her resume

The Provost’s annual celebration honors faculty and staff from throughout the University who have authored a book, or recording, or its equivalent, within the past year. Honorees may be members of the tenured, tenure-track, clinical, adjunct, or part-time faculty, or staff.  Book copies are available for sale, and authors speak about their work. The celebration […]

She Said ‘Yes.’

It happens. The phone rings and suddenly you are a part of that couple’s most memorable moments. It’s not surprising. Sometimes the couple met here, or had their first date here, or took a Creative Workshop class together. Or maybe it is a favorite date location. Or maybe they both just really love art. Just […]

Re-creating the “Path of Colors”

“I wasn’t sure if it would happen.” That’s how artist Jackie Ferrara describes the collaboration between herself and Jan Towsley, a weaver and textile designer from the Rochester, NY area. Ferrara designed Marking Crossways, the serpentine red and orange brick walkway that connects the front entrance of the Memorial Art Gallery to the plaza space […]

Black History Month Family Day

Excerpts of a blog submitted by: Lisa A. Johnson, educator and poet As you continue to partake in the spirit filled activities and social gatherings during the month of February, please join us here at the MAG for Black History Month Family Day as we chronicle the important milestones of persons from the African diaspora […]

MAG as Muse

Recently, Rochester City Ballet was once again called upon to share their beauty at the Memorial Art Gallery. They have joined us in the past for our Centennial Birthday Party and also during the first Fringe Festival in Rochester. It is always awe-inspiring to see the magic that dance, music and art creates when viewed […]

Putting Dreams in Motion

It all happened on a day not at all like any other day in our 100 year history. It was the afternoon of our Centennial Gala, and was about to be a day to be long remembered. Decorations were going up,  the Pavilion was being wrapped, new art acquisitions were at the ready to be […]

Turning 100 and celebrating at the MAG

A little bird just told us that Dr. Morris J. Shapiro will be having his birthday celebration at MAG this weekend. Sure, the Memorial Art Gallery is a great place to hold all kinds of events – just this past few weeks we’ve held our big Centennial Gala,  a re-dedication of the Museum, Baroque Organ […]

Teacher Painting Workshop

One of the goals of the Education Department at the Memorial Art Gallery is to support the teachers that are educating our community. There are several avenues in which this is accomplished: Integrating Art Across the Classroom Curriculum MAGart 2.0 – our free app which features a “Look and Do” area The field trip handbook […]

Meet the Artist: Lorraine Cooley

Title: Tribute (left) Medium: Sterling silver, bronze, and rainbow moonstone Inspired by Winslow Homer, The Artist’s Studio in the Afternoon Fog (right) Bio: Loraine Cooley is an artist, craftsperson and teacher. Through a BFA in metals from R.I.T., study in Art Education at Nazareth College and extensive travel around the globe, she has gained aesthetic […]

Meet the Artist: Carol Acquilano

Art Reflected: The Inspiration of 100 Years is a show and sale featuring some of the region’s best known contemporary artists. Over seventy artists were invited to create works that reinterpret objects in the MAG collection. These new works will be on view on the Gallery’s walls side by side with their sources of inspiration. […]