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Major Exhibition Paint Made Flesh Opens This Weekend

By Larissa Masny, Gallery Buzz Editor

rabellMajor 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 explain more about the show. If you miss her, a story by National Public Radio on Paint Made Flesh can be found here.

Marie will also be on CW 16-TV Rochester two weeks from today in the 8 o’clock hour of This Morning to share about what to expect at this exhibition. One particular feature to point out is the cell phone tours this time. They feature area figure painters and physicians reacting to the paintings in the show. For those who do not have cell phones to bring to the exhibition, we’ll have printed out transcripts.

savilleOpening Weekend Schedule of Events Not To Miss at the Memorial Art Gallery:

Paint Made Flesh Exhibition Party
Saturday, October 24, 2009
8-11 pm
Celebrate the opening of Paint Made Flesh. Dance to rock and salsa with Freddy Colon and the Sounds of Rhythm. Get henna tattoos from Robin Jaeckel of Henna Rising. Participate in our drawing party with a little help from our art school, the Creative Workshop. Hear Gordon Porth, a classics, jazz and pop pianist. Watch contemporary works by Anne Harris Wilcox of Present Tense Dance. Purchase cocktails, tasting plates and coffee. Enjoy dinner at Max at the Gallery (call 473-6629 for reservations). And of course, preview the exhibition! Tickets are $20 (University of Rochester students with ID, $12); Memorial Art Gallery members can get free or discounted tickets. For more information, call 276.8939 or visit the Memorial Art Gallery Membership webpage. Tickets will be available at the door.

gustonExhibition Tours: Paint Made Flesh
Sunday, October 25, 2009
1, 2 and 3 pm
This docent-led tour of the exhibition meets at the Admission Desk. Included in Gallery admission.

Lecture: Mark Scala
Sunday, October 25, 2009
2 pm
Mark W. Scala, chief curator of Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts and curator of Paint Made Flesh, gives an illustrated lecture on the exhibition. Included in Gallery admission.

Paint Made Flesh has been organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities. This exhibition is made possible in Rochester by Victoria and William Cherry, with additional support from the George D. and Freida B. Abraham Foundation, the Herdle-Moore Fund and an anonymous donor. Art credits in order: Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, We Have to Eat (1986). Collection of Jack Kubiliun; Jenny Saville, Hyphen (1999). Private Collection, Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery; Philip Guston, Web (1975). Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Edward R. Broida.

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