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Memorial Art Gallery

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Pleasant afternoon of browsing

A nice take on a cloudy, chilly afternoon in November. The pavilion area is a nice spot for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Concord, New Hampshire
Nice small museum

My wife and I have been here several times over the past ten years. It has a generally nice, but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Naphtali H
Rochester, New York, United States
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
+1 585-276-8900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice take on a cloudy, chilly afternoon in November. The pavilion area is a nice spot for relaxing with a cup of coffee.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I have been here several times over the past ten years. It has a generally nice, but not compelling collection It offers a pleasant way to spend an hour or two, but you won’t miss much if you skip it to see...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The changing exhibition gives many options for all art lovers. Great classes for all age groups. Monet exhibit is amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum with a varied selection of art work. It is just enough to give you a taste. We enjoyed the Monet exhibit and the Esther Nisenthal Krinitz embroidery room. We were there on a Saturday shortly after opening and it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a wide and varied collection, with many famous and not-so-famous artists represented. The Monet exhibit was interesting, and I had a lot of fun with the interactive displays at the end. I really enjoyed the Esther Nisenthal Krinitz exhibit and the media...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank therese l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Rochester my whole life and had never visited this museum. For a smaller Art gallery, I found it was very nice! The Monet exhibit was very educational and I enjoyed the hands on approach to learning about his works. I would visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

We did a self walking tour of the Museum with a focus on the Monet exhibit. We learned about the fastidiousness of Monet and his dedication to his art. The exhibit featured his works in London on the Waterloo Bridge primarily. The signage helped considerably...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Art lovers will enjoy a few hours observing and learning about the history of art and artists in the Upstate New York area.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RandalAlexander
Reviewed October 30, 2018

My first visit to MAG won't be my last as this museum has an extensive collection and connects well with local history and expertise. I loved the Harriet Tubman model that highlighted the history of the region. The current special exhibition on Monet brought together...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful art gallery! Both the permanent and traveling exhibits were excellent. The highlight of our visit was the temporary exhibit -Fabric of Survival. Gripping story of a Jewish family during the Nazi invasion of Poland, recapped as intricately detailed embroidered quilts. Words can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 19, 2015|
Response from Frank S | Reviewed this property |
Dear Meg@MAG, This query might have come to me by mistake since TPK31 is not my handle. I'm a great fan of MAG, and when I reviewed it on Tripadvisor I gave it all the high marks it deserves. Good work, MAG. Frank