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Memorial Art Gallery

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Address: 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone Number: 585-473-7720
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Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Quiet respite from urban anxiety

The best thing about this place is the silence. It's simply awesome. Of course, the art is nice too, and the curators are very good at changing exhibits, but the meditative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Macau, China
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The best thing about this place is the silence. It's simply awesome. Of course, the art is nice too, and the curators are very good at changing exhibits, but the meditative atmosphere is really incredible. Strongly recommended if you're having a bad day. Better than church. Seriously.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I love art museums, especially on a hot afternoon. 90 degrees outside made the art inside even more appealing. Love the children's treasure hunt sheets (faces and animals). The collection was varied and an excellent representation of regional, national and international art. Really appreciated the text with each exhibit.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Recently spent the afternoon at this museum with friends and we had so much fun. It's like a mimi Metropolitan Museum. Upstairs in the older building are Egyptian artifacts, a Rembrandt, three Monet paintings, and this incredibly cool Italian Baroque Organ. In the newly designed modern and contemporary section we saw works by Iranian glass artist Monir (who just had... More 

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Clarence, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful objects but the galleries mission is unclear. Nice extended text on the second floor but the first floor was a bit confusing. Nice gift shop.

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Alameda, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have been enjoying Rochester for a few days and decided to visit the Memorial Art Gallery on our last day. We arrived just before the Gallery opened and happily strolled through the sculpture garden. But when we reached the desk to pay our admission things turned sour. I had noticed that our "home" art museum was on the list... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We attended a wedding reception here. For an hour prior to the reception, guests could go through the gallery. I lived in Rochester for several years and had never visited the gallery except for events. It was lovely. A variety of exhibits was highlighted by an organist playing an Italian Renaissance organ upstairs. The galleries were spacious and well lit.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We brought the family to visit the Art Gallery and we were amazed how beautiful it was on the inside. The kids enjoyed the sculpture park and the indoor exhibits. I was happy to see the kids reading the cards next to the art and talking about it. We enjoyed our day

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Beautiful gallery with a variety of impressive exhibits. The cathedral area is magical! Rembrandt, Cezanne, Van Gogh...need I say more?

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I can't say enough about this art "gallery" which is as large as a museum. With a variety of exhibits from egyptian mummies to lesser known (but wonderful) artists to famous works of art ... the 3 of us spent hours here, happily. It's so surprising in its scope and collections. So well presented. So well lit!! Really, you don't... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

What a great venue to view the Genesis Documentary. I have been tot the MAG several times but never to see a film before. Very enjoyable and comfortable.

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