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Archive for October, 2009

Moving Memory

By Nancy Norwood, Curator of European Art Yesterday was a big day for the 1913 building. We moved the statue of Memory from her hidden niche to pride of place at the center archway leading into the Renaissance gallery. What a difference! Memory has moved a few times over the years, but this was one […]

Paint Made Flesh Exhibition Featured on News 8 Now at Noon

By Larissa Masny, Gallery Buzz Editor Memorial Art Gallery Director of Exhibitions Marie Via was interviewed on WROC TV 8’s News 8 Now at Noon Friday. Check out the interview here. Paint Made Flesh will also be featured on YNN TV 9 Rochester all day this Thursday once an hour on their Weekend Buzz segment.

Major Exhibition Paint Made Flesh Opens This Weekend

By Larissa Masny, Gallery Buzz Editor Major exhibition, Paint Made Flesh, opens this weekend at the Memorial Art Gallery. We are proud to bring to Rochester works by masters such as Picasso, Freud, and Bacon all in one room! Director of Exhibitions Marie Via will be on WROC 8-TV Rochester today at 12 noon to […]

Prints, people and practice…or how artists can linger…

By Rachael Baldanza, Creative Workshop Curriculum Director This young man’s arched eyebrows, dapper hat, and forthright stare have been known to stop other visitors to the Memorial Art Gallery. But so far, it’s been two years and I’ve yet to shake myself from his stare and his story. Museums are full of images of men […]

2010 Rochester-Biennial Artists Announced

By Marie Via, Director of Exhibitions After many months of studio visits, we have selected the six artists who will be featured in the 2010 Rochester Biennial next summer. They are Ted Aub (Geneva), Anne Havens (Rochester), Rick Hock (Rochester), Alberto Rey (Fredonia), Lawrence M. “Judd” Williams (Spencerport), and Julianna Furlong Williams (Spencerport). The Rochester […]

Going for Baroque Organist Shares Her Craft

By Silviya Mateva, Going for Baroque organist I had heard about the Italian Baroque organ long before I got a chance to see it and hear it live. The first time I visited the Memorial Art Gallery I started on the main floor and after enjoying the beautiful art exhibitions I made my way to […]

Picturing The Story Now Live!

By Sydney Greaves, Estelle B. Goodman Assistant Curator of Education   There are two camps of moviegoers – some like to see the movie before they read the book; others prefer to read the book first, then see the movie. What did people do before there were movies? How did artists visually share, interpret, and adapt the […]