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Archive for July, 2009

Back from France and Blogging

By Allison Fricke, Advancement Department Intern I was recently in France for 5 1/2 weeks to take several credits of French and art history classes. Mostly I traveled and experienced France, but I suppose I learned something too. There were about 20 other Washington University students on the trip and we were instructed to speak […]

MAG Offerings to College Students

By Jessica Hamm, SUNY Brockport Intern Recently I was driving down Route 104 when I found myself quickly coming to a stop. Sauntering across the highway was a turtle. As I sat in my car, I couldn’t help but question why I had moved to a town where the pace of life was somehow reflected […]

Finger Lakes Exhibition Party Is This Saturday

By Rebecca Kraai, Advancement Program Assistant If you are out walking in the Neighborhood of the Arts on Saturday evening, you won’t miss the sweet sounds of Sim Redmond Band coming from the front entrance to the art gallery. SRB is a deservedly well-followed band from Ithaca and they will play from 8 to 10 […]

Look, listen, and vote! 62nd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition opens this Sunday

By Chiyo Ueyama, Exhibitions Assistant Come to the Memorial Art Gallery for a regional treat. And no, I don’t mean a white hot. Visit MAG for a visual treat this summer and see artworks by upstate New York artists in the 62nd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. The history of the Finger Lakes show goes back more […]

Summer Reading: Some Are Reading Programs

By Larissa Masny, Gallery Buzz Editor Do you find yourself actually having time to read this summer? Maybe by the water, in a lawn chair, or in your A/C’d house? Do you keep hearing about book clubs but not sure if you want to join one? Do you miss college English class intellectual discussions? Some […]

Intern: A Day in the Life

By Allison Fricke, Advancement Department Intern When I learned how to drive (two and a half years ago, now – woo hoo!), I realized that I did not know how to get anywhere. That’s an exaggeration. I did not know how to get most places, and I definitely did not know how long it took […]

Braque’s Still Life with Pipe

By Joan K. Yanni, Docent Newsletter Editor-in-Chief One glance is enough to see that Georges Braque’s Still Life with Pipe (54.12) is a Cubist painting. Though Cubism did not last long as an art movement–from around 1907 to the beginning of World War II–it remains instantly recognizable, and it changed the way artists presented nature. […]

Heating Solution Yields a Greener Gallery

By Aaron Smith, University of Rochester student Sometimes innovation turns a problem into a green opportunity. That’s just the case at the Memorial Art Gallery where last summer a leaky heat exchanger forced Facilities to shut off the two boilers used in their reheat loop, and some quick thinking allowed the Gallery to save thousands […]