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Memorial Art Gallery

Address: 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone Number: 585-473-7720
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Ranked #12 of 42 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Spencerport, ny
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This museum is nice to visit but I am never inspired to frequent unless they have a new exhibit of note. They get a lot of small exhibits but never seem to get truly exciting exhibits. When I lived in Toledo, their art gallery had exhibits highlighting Van Gogh, the art of Star Wars, 60's pop art (Warhol and others)... More

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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The gallery recently added and outside park the includes works by several local and national artists. The inside galleries keep a nice rotation of new shows with the permeant galleries changing things up now and then too. Nice size for this area. The surrounding "neighborhood of the Arts" has lots of shops and artist studios to look at too. Worth... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I greatly enjoyed visiting the Memorial Gallery. It is an excellent and diverse collection for its size and is convenient to visit. Parking was no problem and staff were helpful. I highly recommend this to anyone in the area. I travelled from Michigan to visit friends nearby, and I would definitely plan to visit it again and take my grandchildren.... More

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Niagara
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Beautiful marble sculptures, lots of historic artifacts. My favorite piece of art is the upside down rendition of American Classic" done in thousands of spools of thread. The special collection of art from the children's Golden Books was interesting

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Rochester, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I attended"Devour Rochester" at the gallery. Beautiful venue and wonderful surroundings for tasting various artisan producers of food and wine in Rochester. If you go, make sure you visit the organ that's was rescued and restored.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Lovely collection spanning art history. Really readable and engaging labels, especially in the American collection and the newer exhibits. It took me about two hours to see everything, so it's not the kind of art museum where you get sick of it long before you're willing to stop making yourself look at things. Thursday evenings have slashed ticket prices.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Certainly worth the visit - very comprehensive and broad collection. The Maxwell Parish is breathtaking.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I love the intimacy of the building. One is not overwhelmed. Walk through the entire collection in one day, then go back to savor your favorites. Excellent cafe. Good educational programs, family events. Wonderful Art Exhibitions and Lectures. Fabulous gift shop !

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Memorial Art Gallery is a great place to take your kids or family and friends. Well run museum with local artists, featured artists, food and store. Love visiting several times a year.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Galleries are marked with the names of individuals not shown in the site plan given out at reception. Some galleries difficult to follow logically. The guided tour is once a day at inconvenient times. 7pm!!

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