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Archive for June, 2009

Hildegarde In Art

by Joan K. Yanni, Docent Newsletter Editor-In-Chief A recently-acquired painting of a young teen-aged girl now welcomes visitors to the 19th-century European gallery. The painting is by Ralph Peacock (1868-1946), a British artist who specialized in children’s portraits. The girl is Hildegarde Lasell (2005.16) who was a luminous 14-year-old when the portrait was painted in […]

It is Art & Treasures Weekend

By Larissa Masny, Gallery Buzz Editor It is Art & Treasures weekend here at the Memorial Art Gallery! Art & Treasures is a fundraiser for the museum, sponsored by The Gallery Council. Tonight is the Art & Treasures Preview Party. For $25, you can have the first opportunity to browse and buy all the donated […]

MAG Preparator, Inspired by Current MAG Exhibition, Tries Gouache

By Carol Acquilano, Preparator I just can’t think of a thing to say about gouache. I have used my new set a couple times and am struggling. Obviously, I haven’t mastered the medium – it is out of my comfort zone! Watercolor and acrylics are my typical mediums where I can glaze and scumble around. […]

How to…Make a “How To” Show

By Lindsey Klein, Creative Workshop Intern I had applied for a volunteer internship at the Creative Workshop, wanting to learn how to put together a show. I was surprised when I got a call from Creative Workshop Managing Director Rachael Baldanza asking if I would help put a show together. Nine PowerPoints and 500 pushpins […]

Highlights of Ten Years at the MAG

by Cynthia Culbert, Assistant Curator Last week, I had lunch with the director of the Gallery and several co-workers who were also celebrating important anniversary dates. For me it was the 10th. Ten years working at the Memorial Art Gallery. A lunch marked the first day I came to the Gallery as a volunteer as […]

Memorial Art Gallery Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Is Complete

By Jessica Marten, Assistant Curator The treatment of the Tony Smith sculpture, Playground, is complete! Read about the conservators restoring this sculpture in an earlier Gallery Buzz entry. Post-conservation treatment photo of Tony Smith, Playground, on the grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery, June 2008.

Democrat and Chronicle Features Creative Workshop Panoramic Photo

By Rachael Baldanza, Creative Workshop Managing Director A photographer from the Democrat and Chronicle, Will Yurman, came in to Rochester’s community art school, the Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop, last Wednesday. He took a panoramic photo of Creative Workshop Instructor Jeanne Lindsay’s Intermediate/Advanced watercolor class. He interviewed me, Jeanne, and Ann Taylor (long-time student) and […]

Memorial Art Gallery Website Prepares You For Next Visit

By Larissa Masny, Gallery Buzz Editor Would you like to know more about our art before your next visit to the Memorial Art Gallery? The Memorial Art Gallery website features: Director’s Audiotour Memorial Art Gallery Director Grant Holcomb speaks on 25 of his favorite works in the museum. Dorothy McBride Gill Discovery Center Explore the […]

Manchester’s Double Portrait

by Joan K. Yanni, Docent Newsletter Editor-In-Chief Among the Memorial Art Gallery’s rich holdings in folk art (the enchanting Portrait of Josephine Dixon, for example, and the engaging Pierrepont Edward Lacey and His Dog, Gun) is a double portrait placed appropriately above an 18th-century sofa in the folk art–decorative art gallery. It is the unusual […]