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Archive for April, 2009

In the Flesh

by Marie Via, Director of Exhibitions Marlene Hamann-Whitmore and I just returned from a visit to the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, where we previewed a stunning exhibition that will be coming to Rochester this fall. We are now more excited than ever about Paint Made Flesh, which focuses on three generations of […]

Wear Glass

By Colleen Griffin-Underhill, Gallery Store Manager As the buyer for an art museum store, I am always looking for just the right items to connect our visitors experience inside the glass doors of our Gallery with something they can touch and take home and live with…or wear dangling from their ears! When we discovered that […]

We Have Fresh Landscapes in the Creative Workshop!

By Rachael Baldanza, Creative Workshop Managing Director Shows in the Creative Workshop’s Lucy Burne Gallery, are collaborative efforts resulting in exhibits that show a little of what is currently being made, what inspires and what can be learned. We set a theme, let Creative Workshop students and teachers know the show is coming, and then […]

Hail to All Clothesline Artists!

By Karen Stolt, Clothesline Festival Coordinator Working on the Clothesline Festival is one of the best parts of my job here at the Memorial Art Gallery. Getting to meet all the different artists and see all the happy smiling faces that weekend makes all the hard work we do to get to that point worthwhile. […]

Friday’s ArtAwake Tickets Available at Memorial Art Gallery

Compiled By University of Rochester’s Urban Exploring Club Member Jordan Parker Ostentatious.  Flabbergasting.  Smoldering.  Delicious.  Sonorous.  Ingenious.  Machiavellian.  Arousing.  Bubbly.  Kaleidoscopic.  Huge.  Vast.  Swell.  Art. On April 17th, 2009, an event will take hold that is a fusion of music and art, an exploration of body and soul, a means to connect the communities of […]

Have Yourself a Ball!

By Peter Brown, Memorial Art Gallery Board of Managers Shimmering, scintillating GLASS is the theme of this year’s Memorial Art Gallery May 1st fundraising gala, in keeping with the accompanying major spring exhibition, GlassWear, described in the Exhibitions section of the Memorial Art Gallery website. With a champagne reception in the Fountain Court, surf and […]

GlassWear / A Unity of Opposites exhibitions Opening Party on April 18

By Rebecca Kraai, Advancement Program Assistant After a rather long, very white and gray winter in Rochester, I can hardly wait for the opening of the two glass exhibits at the Memorial Art Gallery! The images I have seen from these exhibits are bright and stunning, and I am excited to see the entire exhibit. […]

Penfield Students React to The Happy Survivor

By Susan Dodge-Peters Daiss, The McPherson Director of Education In recent years, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien has been a favorite reading assignments in the 11th grade English Language Arts curriculum. Discovering this last fall, and anticipating the upcoming exhibition Gregory Van Maanen: The Happy Survivor (January 25-March 29, 2009), the Education Department […]

MAG Glass Gala and Ben Franklin

By Laura Swett, Memorial Art Gallery Board of Managers What do the Memorial Art Gallery‘s upcoming fundraising Glass Gala and a famous inventor have in common?? Music of course! And not just any type of music – think “wet-finger-around-the-wineglass” music but played in ‘a more convenient’ arrangement on the glass armonica, an instrument invented by […]