Memorial Art Gallery

Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester

Memorial Art Gallery
4.5
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary movements, the Gallery offers a panorama of the world's art. With the completion of Centennial Sculpture Park, the Gallery's 14-acre campus has been transformed into a spectacular urban space that is a destination for Rochesterians and visitors alike.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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James Dumond
Hamlin, NY14 contributions
Grandmother and grandson trip
May 2021 • Family
I love that art museum in Rochester. It is one of my favorite attractions in Rochester the third largest city in New York state. My favorite thing about that museum is that Abraham Lincoln bust. ☺️
Written September 20, 2021
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY911 contributions
It's a great place to spend the afternoon
Sep 2021
This is a beautiful museum with lots to see. It is one of those art museums that has something from virtually every period in art history in it. There are fine examples of American art, African Art, Renaissance paintings, Egyptian coffins, etc. etc. Something to please anyone. When you enter you can go to the left to buy your tickets or you can eat in their luncheon area on the right if you just want to eat and not see anything. There is plenty of free parking on site, and the galleries are accessible to all. Do not miss the second floor with its magnificent central space filled with a massive organ and surrounded by Baroque paintings. They have three Monets, a Tintoretto portrait, a Rembrandt --- something for everyone.
Written September 14, 2021
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Ava C
Rochester, NY134 contributions
Beautiful building and collection
Jan 2021
Never disappointed; exhibits and collections are world class . Child friendly, wheelchair accessible.
Written August 19, 2021
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delospoppy
New York City, NY382 contributions
PLEASANT SURPRISE
Jun 2021
We were in Rochester for a wedding and we had a free day, so we decided to visit the Memorial Art Gallery. It was wonderful. They have a great collection of American Art and it is displayed nicely. There were Monets' and Matisse's I had never seen. As you walk in the courtyard is nicely appointed. Just loved it.
Written June 28, 2021
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Rooindie
Farmington, CT915 contributions
small museum with a lot of styles
Jun 2021
We came to see the Monets and I was disappointed that two of them were in a frame with glass. Part of the joy of a Monet is getting close and seeing the globs of paint he used. By contrast, at another museum on our trip we saw 7 Monets in a museum, and not one was behind glass. It's a small museum with a wide range of paintings and a small sculpture garden outside. We enjoyed the two Tiffany glass pieces, as well.
Written June 21, 2021
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Lstrayer
Ithaca, NY6 contributions
Went to see an exhibit, but enjoyed their ongoing selection more
May 2021
We (friend and I) spent a bit more than an hour wandering around the galleries. The breadth of the collection is vast, and the work on view are well curated.
Written June 12, 2021
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dese2
Auburn, NY1,920 contributions
Interesting works
Jun 2021
This was a highlight of my trip. I spent all my time on the first floor in gallery after gallery. Lots of diversity in the displays and works. I was impressed with the diversity: modern, decorative art, African, Oceania and The Americas with American (US) art.
I especially was taken with two displays: Fua Krew Mural and Archie Rand's work of Jewish laws.
We bought our tickets online because there was timed entry.
There is a nice gift shop with the kind of beautiful things you see at a art museum shop.
Written June 8, 2021
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Chris C
Rochester, NY69 contributions
Warhol Exhibit!!
Jan 2021
Enjoyable afternoon at the MAG enjoying the Warhol exhibit and the museum collection. Truly enjoyed the organ recital,catch it on Sunday afternoons!!!
Written February 12, 2021
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daswifty
Seattle, WA245 contributions
Lovely art museum
Dec 2019 • Family
Memorial Art Museum is an art museum in Rochester. It offers plenty of parking and a reasonable entry (~$20). The permanent exhibits are upstairs and are nicely curated across 7 or 8 rooms. They also have a baroroque organ in a large center room that was being played while we were there which added to the experience.
When we visited, the traveling exhibit was from Mucha which was quite interesting.
Written January 1, 2020
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prosenesq
Los Angeles, CA74 contributions
Mucha Special Exhibit
Nov 2019 • Couples
Nicely-curated exhibit of this turn of the century artist who was most-noted for his posters for Sarah Bernhardt. Beautiful lithographs on display, some illustrating techniques for adding color.
Written November 27, 2019
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Memorial Art Gallery is open:
  • Wed - Wed 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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