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Archive for April, 2014

Going, going… gone for a time.

The most important Renaissance tapestry in the Gallery’s collection went back on view in April 2012 for the first time in nearly two decades. Woven of wool and silk in 16th-century Flanders and measuring 12 by 15 feet, Trellised Garden with Animals shows a colonnaded garden with lush foliage and wildlife. Now, it is time […]

It’s World Penguin Day.

File this under ‘who knew?’ On April 25th of every year, penguins of the Antarctic continent begin an incredible northward migration. Penguins are unique in that they are the only migratory birds that don’t fly, they swim. They start their migration in that same fashion that, say, the Canadian Geese do. On cue, in synchronicity […]

Creative people are happy when they’re creating!

We thought it may be a good idea to offer a glimpse into the lives of some of the people that choose the Creative Workshop for their creative outlet. We ask a few questions, and share a few photos as well as some examples of their work. We also really wanted to know what brought […]

Finding Art

By Faith Gruver In fifth grade my art teacher suggested that I enroll in a class at the Memorial Art Gallery.  It wasn’t until the summer before my freshman year of high school that I finally signed up for my first class in the Creative Workshop.  At my high school you are only allowed to […]

Art & Treasures – Celebrating 20 Years

2014 Art & Treasures Sale – June 12-15 submitted by Lois Sumberg, Gallery Council Member Can you believe it! Rochester’s most prestigious garage sale, the 2014 Art & Treasures Sale will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. I wasn’t here for the beginning, but I’m told it started out as Tuesday’s Treasures, a small, one […]

Alexander Matisse at Charlotte’s home.

Charlotte Herrera, a longtime member of the Gallery’s Board of Managers and a member of the Board of the American Craft Council, hosted a reception for Alex Matisse at her home following the Matisse public lecture at the Gallery on Sunday, April 6th.  Alex’s first museum exhibition is currently on view at MAG, Alexander Matisse: […]