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image of Gallery Director Grant HolcombWe are excited to share with you an insider’s view of Rochester’s art museum, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. A community art museum affiliated with a University, MAG is uniquely positioned to share an extraordinary permanent collection and educational programs to both general and specialized audiences.The November calendar well represents the museum’s intent to engage the community with family events for all ages as well as significant lectures by noted scholars from across the country:On Saturday, November 15th, the Gallery will host a major scholarly symposium entitled The Authority of the Image. This all-day event will include speakers addressing the role of the image in contemporary art and culture as well as a special tour of the exhibition and a performance of Russian liturgical music in the Fountain Court.

On Sunday, November 16th (12-5 p.m.), we will celebrate Russian Family Day in conjunction with the current temporary exhibition Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs. All families are invited to experience this special day of Russian culture and art.

Though we hope that you will be able to visit the Gallery itself, we know that this new “virtual” initiative will provide an opportunity to engage the community, and beyond, in lively and informative discussions pertaining to both the role and the responsibilities of art museums in a community as well as within a nation.

So, we hope you use this site often in order to meet and communicate with the Gallery staff. We, in turn, look forward to the exchange of ideas and information.

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