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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 […]

Walter Pach – An Unusual Understanding of his Subject

This is the 1st  full length monograph about Walter Pach, a very important person in the development and promotion of modern art in America.  Most of those interested in art know of the “Armory Show”, the 1913 exhibit in an armory in New York City, actually entitled “International Exhibition of Modern Art”.  Many do not […]

The Renaissance Portrait: From Donatello to Bellini

This book is an exhibition catalogue for the exhibit of the same name that was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 18, 2012.  As is the case with many MET exhibits, this was a very scholarly and complete study in the genre of portraiture.  There are 5 essays on the theme of portraiture […]

Chasing Aphrodite: a book review by Susan Nurse

What if you were a museum curator of antiquities and were offered a beautiful object, a sculpture, a drinking cup with wonderful painted figures, a head wreath of wonderful gold leaves and vines. The person offering these items you have done business with before, but he can’t provide you with information about the object further […]

Short essays and illustrated biographies – a book review

Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age by Robert C. Davis and Beth Lindsmith There is a lot of information in this book but it is presented in a way that even the casual Historian and/or Art Historian can get new information from it.  Each chapter deals with a different subject matter that was […]

Bargains Galore at Clothesline September 10-11!

By Larissa Masny, Gallery Buzz Editor The M&T Bank Clothesline Festival September 10-11 at the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607) offers bargains galore! We’re trying to help you stretch your dollar more in this economy: 1. Free Gallery admission (a $12 value!) is included in your Clothesline admission 2. Free supervised […]

Crafted to Perfection

By Meg Colbert, Library Assistant Did you miss the “What’s Up: Native American Pottery and Glass” lecture given by Alan Cameros this past Sunday?  Did you attend, and want to learn more? Then come to the Charlotte Whitney Allen Library, on the third floor of Memorial Art Gallery‘s Cutler Union building! (MAG‘s Cutler Union building […]

New! A Book About Artistic Lists

By Meg Colbert, Visual Resources Assistant/Creative Workshop Registrar New to the Charlotte Whitney Allen Library: Lists: to-dos, illustrated inventories, collected thoughts, and other artists’ enumerations from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art. Beautifully arranged by Liza Kirwin, this book presents the lists of many accomplished artists of the last few centuries, including Alexander Calder, Pablo […]

The Beginnings of the Print Club of Rochester

By Lu Harper, Art Librarian and Webmaster In honor of the exhibition in the Lockhart Gallery at MAG, Great Impressions: The Print Club of Rochester Turns 80, a little history from the Gallery’s Archives. On December 3, 1930, a meeting was held at the Memorial Art Gallery. The Gallery’s Bulletin documented the meeting: “A group […]

Research your family tree at MAG’s library/archives

By Meg Colbert, Visual Resources Assistant / Creative Workshop Registrar In preparation for the Memorial Art Gallery’s 2013 Centennial, the Library staff is busy making parts of our historical archives digitally accessible. This includes photographs of exhibitions and events, newspaper clippings and the MAG’s own publications. As I was scanning a page from Gallery Notes, […]