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Archive for May, 2009

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Cultures at the MAG APAH Family Day to Commemorate the 30th APA Heritage Month (1979-2009)

By Mimi W. Lee, President/Board Chair, Asian/Pacific Islander/American History Project of Greater Rochester, Inc. (APA-HiP)    The first APA Heritage Month celebration was held in May 1979, thirty years ago. This year is also the 7th anniversary of the APA Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery. From its humble beginnings in February 2003, even […]

Asian Pacific American Heritage Family Day Is This Sunday

By Annie Chei, Founder & Artistic Director, Chinese Arts Academy of Rochester, Chinese Dance School of Rochester As a MAG Asian Family Day committee member and performer for the 6th year, I’ve seen this event grown bigger and more popular every year! The goal of the Asian Pacific American Heritage celebration is to promote and […]

Conservators Here to Conserve Outdoor Sculpture

By Jessica Marten, Assistant Curator Two conservators from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center in Williamstown, MA, are here this week to conserve our Tony Smith sculpture, Playground. You’ll find them by the front gate. Here’s some information for those interested: Playground by American artist, Tony Smith, has been on view on the grounds of the […]

Rochester City School District Students Film Documentary at MAG

by Richard DellaCosta, School of Imaging and Information Technology at Edison Tech Media Instructor Magic City, a documentary DVD produced by students from Rochester City School District’s School of Imaging and Information Technology at Edison Tech High School is an incredible journey that began as a high school senior project. Rochester, New York is endowed […]

Alzheimer’s Patients Meet MAG

By Joan K. Yanni, Docent Newsletter Editor-in-Chief A partnership between the Memorial Art Gallery and the Alzheimer’s Association has been formed to help patients with dementia reconnect with families and with the world around them. “Meet Me at the MAG” is modeled after a popular program at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and […]

Maira Kalman and Michael Taylor Audio and Video Interviews

By Larissa Masny, Gallery Buzz Editor We thought Gallery Buzz readers would enjoy hearing and seeing two of our current solo exhibition artists speak on their work recently. Maira Kalman was interviewed on WXXI’s 1370 Connection about her work, including her illustrations for The Elements of Style, which are on view at the Memorial Art […]

You must join The Gallery Council!

By Anastasia Markson, Gallery Council Member “You must join The Gallery Council!” Such were the sentiments from my parents’ friends upon my return to Rochester fourteen years ago. Never letting up, the guilt slowly worked its way in and finally in 2003, I gave in and joined. Much to my surprise, this group of vibrant, […]

The Art Day School Phenomenon (Or What is Art Day School and Why Is It So Much Fun?)

By Susan Link, Art Day School Coordinator In the Rochester area, there are daycare programs, camps and children’s programs galore, but the Memorial Art Gallery’s unique Art Day School program offers a creative way to let your children explore art in projects different from those they find at ‘regular school.’ Each week of Art Day […]

The Elements of Style

By Marjorie Searl, Chief Curator Easily identifiable by its Kalman-pink wall, MAG’s Lockhart Gallery currently features an exhibition of Maira Kalman’s 2005 illustrations for Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style. The compact book that sits within reach of every English major has quite a history. In 1918, Professor William Strunk, Jr., printed a small […]