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Archive for June, 2014

A few Stories about the Creative Workshop’s Summer 2014 Adult Student Show

Submitted by Creative Workshop intern Melis Schildkraut Curated exhibits are often  meant to tell a story.  In Creative Workshop exhibitions, since the pieces come from artists of different backgrounds, skill levels, and experiences, the story of our group exhibitions is one that must be unearthed from a jumble of individual stories.  In the current Adult […]

School # 15

Last month, Rochester City School #15 social studies classes read MAG’s eBook, “Ancient Egypt: Exploring Artifacts with Alex the Archaeologist” and later, had the opportunity to talk directly with Alex, himself, in their classrooms. Alex showed them how we learn about the past by carefully examining the objects people have left behind. Before coming to […]

Common Threads

There will be new art on view in the Galleries. You may begin to notice a common thread. It doesn’t have to do with medium, or era or style. Jane Rosen (American, b. 1950) Birdseed, 2006 Ink, casein, and beeswax on paper Gift of Grant Holcomb in honor of Peter O. Brown, 2014.37 Archie Rand […]

Anyone Can Make Art

Is it true? How can anyone make art? Here’s what we know in the Workshop… they start! Hi. I’m Sara, one of several Creative Workshop instructors who teach a very fun class called Art For Absolute Beginners. I’ve been asked to share with you what I’m plotting and planning for this class and also a […]

Need an elephant for your collection?

At Art & Treasures this year, we have an especially wide variety of items. In act, there are four rooms stuffed full with gently used collectables, antiques, fine art, jewelry, china, porcelain, silver, crystal, fine linen and small furniture items. And elephants. From beaded wall hangings, to a momma and baby elephant – we probably […]

Something for Everybody; Shop 2014 Art & Treasures Sale – June 12-15

Submitted by Lois Sumberg, Gallery Council Member I was poking around our boxes of donated stuff last week to see what special treasures there were for the Art & Treasures Sale. Can you tell I can’t wait until we unpack it all? Lo and behold I found a darling Carol Battle limited edition print of […]

Revisiting the 1920 Rochester Homelands Exhibition

Scholar Diana Greenwold recently published an article reviewing a series of “Homelands” exhibitions that took place across the eastern U.S. beginning in Buffalo in 1919. The exhibitions were part of a national response to the “red scares” after World War I—encouraging familiarity with the traditional arts and crafts of the cultures of immigrants to the […]

Meet Creative Workshop Student Vicki Nicholson

Each month we ask one of our Creative Workshop students what inspires them to come to MAG for their art classes. The June profile on our website features Vicki Nicholson, who has been taking classes at CW for a few years. She wrote this up in answer to the question; “Why do you take classes […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

What a remarkable time. Commencement Weekend at the University of Rochester. Seven ceremonies in three days honoring the more than 3,000 students who received degrees as members of the Class of 2014. This year, we listened, empathized and cheered on our intern Angela Bond who joined us on the 3rd floor at MAG this past […]

New on view

The Forman Gallery at the Memorial art Gallery has a new work on view. This painting of the original entrance to the MAG’s 1913 building was painted in 2013 in honor of the Gallery’s centennial year. Painted in gouache in the time-honored style of travel posters from 1913, this art pulls together many local connections. Laura […]