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Archive for June, 2010

What You’ll Want to Catch at MAG this July

By Larissa Masny, Gallery Buzz Editor You might want to get out your calendar and to-do list, because Memorial Art Gallery has events this July you’ll not want to miss! SAVE THE DATE! Dance Walk on ARTWalk Memorial Art Gallery and Neighborhood of the Arts Saturday, July 10, 2010 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Nazareth […]

Visiting Paley in Rochester

By Marlene Hamann-Whitmore, Curator of Education What follows is an e-mail from Lynn Vacanti, a Gallery friend and home-school mom, who attended our teacher in-service on the Paley exhibition back in May. Here she shares time spent with four teenagers as they visited the exhibition Albert Paley in the 21st Century at the Gallery, followed […]

I’m in a Shopping Frame of Mind!

By Lois Sumberg, Gallery Council Member As the countdown to Rochester’s most prestigious garage sale, the annual Art and Treasures Sale, begins, put yourself in a shopping frame of mind. If you’re like me and you dream about being on PBS’s Antique Roadshow, this is a unique opportunity to discover a rare treasure hiding amongst […]

Seven Passages to a Flight

Next time you are in the Memorial Art Gallery, look closely at the brightly colored, exuberant images in Faith Ringgold’s recently installed story quilt, Seven Passages to a Flight, then read the text at the bottom and top of the images. There is one passage for each image, save the center “title” image. An autobiographical […]

The Hidden Treasure

By Susan Callin, Gallery Council Member Just like going to an estate sale or even a garage sale, shopping at the annual Art & Treasures sale requires imagination, fortitude and a little bit of luck. No one knows this better than Gallery Council member, Annette Coffey, who found one of the hidden treasures at last […]

A Generous Donation from Ruth Hamburger

By Lois Sumberg, Gallery Council Member I am so excited about two special treasures that long time Memorial Art Gallery patron and art collector Ruth Hamburger included in her generous donation to the Art and Treasures sale. Would you like to be the next proud owner of a piece of Rochester history, an original seat […]

Local Children Unleash Their Inner Artist

By Emily Gage, Creative Workshop Urban Fellow Intern On behalf of the entire Creative Workshop, we are thrilled to report that the 2010 Kids Spring Art Show is on view in our Lucy Burne Gallery! This show consists of the work of approximately 130 students aged two and a half to teen enrolled in Spring […]

What’s in your attic?

By Lois Sumberg, Gallery Council Member    What’s in your attic or in an out-of-the-way nook or cranny in your home that you rarely frequent? Rochester’s most prestigious garage sale needs your forgotten treasures. When I went looking, I found a silver-plated pedestal style covered butter dish. I bid on it some twenty-five years ago at […]