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Memorial Art Gallery

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Address: 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
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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Beautiful grounds, confusing layout

The Memorial Art Gallery is a great art gallery in Rochester. I had no trouble parking on a Saturday afternoon, and even when a wedding reception party arrived, there were still... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chesterfield, MO
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Chesterfield, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Memorial Art Gallery is a great art gallery in Rochester. I had no trouble parking on a Saturday afternoon, and even when a wedding reception party arrived, there were still open parking and it is free. The grounds contain a very well landscaped sculpture garden that is worth exploring. You enter the museum through a beautiful 1986 addition that... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good collection of works both ancient and modern. Highlight was the live concert given by students from UoR.

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Our family went in May, 2016 and we enjoyed several hours looking at so many different styles of artwork. It truly is a treasure. Even the outside had interesting art to enjoy on the walkways. Highly recommend to anyone who loves art.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

A very impressive collection that spans a wide variety of interests. The collection is more extensive than we expected, and we were happily surprised by a lovely concert in the entry. Also a high end gift shop. Allow time to spend in the outside sculpture garden and the beautiful grounds. The nearby homes are also beautiful if you have time... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I always visit the Memorial Art Gallery when I'm in Rochester. When I'm free on a Thursday night I'll grab a glass of wine and a bite to eat. It's always a fun evening. The quality of the collections, though not grand, his high, and the special exhibitions on view are wonderful and always beautifully installed and sensitively treated. If... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Rochester was once very, very rich, which means that over the years, this museum accumulated quite a nice collection. I was surprised by an exhibit of Keith Haring (not very well presented, it has to be said: it's certain some of the text by William S Burroughs didn't match the specific panels it was attached to). And some other good... More 

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Penn Yan, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

I visited here one Thursday evening, planning to just spend my time admiring art, but was so pleasantly suprised when I started hearing organ music wafting downstairs. I quickly proceeded upstairs where there was a large auditorium filled with people listening to two different musicians, one of them was from Germany. It made everything almost magical, and I loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I'm far from an art expert but I enjoyed the collection at this museum. The museum has an interesting exhibit right now in which it compares different portrait styles. The museum also has a mummy right now which could be fun for the kids to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Great museum - especially for this size community. Always wish I have more time to take in the art in a nice setting. They have excellent programs for all ages as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

This is a fine art museum. It's lovely inside with lovely architecture and art. The atrium is beautiful.

Thank Ann V

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