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Archive for January, 2009

Black History Month Family Day is Sunday, February 15

By Debora McDell-Hernandez, Community Outreach Coordinator The Memorial Art Gallery’s Family Days have grown in popularity over the last several years. Visitors of all ages attend Family Days and learn about the art in our collection, participate in art classes, enjoy performances by amateurs and professionals, and stay connected to cultural traditions. Family Days also […]

It’s Not Your Mother’s Clothesline!

By Kaitlin Gray Truer words have never been uttered: It’s not your mother’s Clothesline. This phrase, first teased by my boss and Clothesline Coordinator Karen, made everyone at the Clothesline committee meeting laugh. How could the 2009 Clothesline Festival ever be considered dated? With the bright and creative minds who meet twice a month to […]

Personal Account: Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition Opening Parties

By Melissa Lang The string of events that lead to my attendance at Memorial Art Gallery‘s last exhibition party (for the show called “Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs”) wasn’t, in reality, a string so much as it was a single, stinging event: One of my oldest friends, a long-legged, high-fashion Manhattanite whose […]

Leaded and Gregory Van Maanen Exhibitions Open This Weekend

By Marie Via, Director of Exhibitions The Memorial Art Gallery exhibition team has been busy installing the two new shows that open this weekend, Leaded (a contemporary drawing show) and The Happy Survivor (paintings by the outsider artist Gregory Van Maanen). This is always an exciting process, which begins with packing up the previous exhibition, […]

New Exhibition Featuring Cell Phone Tours Opens January 25

By Marlene Hamann-Whitmore, Curator of Education for Interpretation Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite, one of the Memorial Art Gallery‘s first exhibitions of 2009, opens the weekend of January 24th and 25th. The show is off and running with a preview party on Saturday night (8-11 pm; members only, call 585-276-8939 for information) and […]

The Cure We Wait For

By June Avignone –for Gregory “Imagine,” my oncologist, who is a nice guy despite his poison needles, says to me “that you are a house and there is a thief in it, a very harmful sneaky thief who wants to take everything you have, take over your house, and stay for good. . . ” […]

Family Day Celebrations at MAG

By Debora McDell-Hernandez, Coordinator of Community Programs and Outreach Over 1,200 visitors attended MAG‘s Kwanzaa Family Day on December 28. The multigenerational celebration attracted people of all races and was a great tool for educating the public on Kwanzaa and African American culture. Kwanzaa, which means first fruits of the harvest in Swahili, is a […]