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“Nice, but nothing special”

Memorial Art Gallery
Ranked #12 of 143 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Rochester NY
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice, but nothing special”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

A nice eclectic mix of art, but doesn't hold a candle to the Albright Knox in Buffalo. The annual Clothesline Festival is a great arts & crafts show, though the juried annual carfts show is much better quality albeit much smaller. World class crafts people in both.

Visited November 2012
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Rochester, New York
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81 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic museum for Rochester”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

A great museum, with a nice touch of local flavor. The artists and classics represented are impressive. It is normally peaceful and serene; a great place to relax, reflect, and enjoy culture.

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting exhibits”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Always fascinating to visit this gallery to see the permanent collection as well as the special exhibits...We are members and attend frequently..

Visited December 2012
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Webster, New York
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice exhibit”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Loved the recent stained glass exhibit. I should go here more often. They have a lovely gift shop as well, and educational programs. It's a small museum, but it does have some excellent art work and organ concerts as well.

Visited September 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“OK Art Museum”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

It's an OK Art Museum. Worth a visit. What else is there to say? Lots of good art. Lots of stupid displays. Place is usually empty because who goes to art museums anyhow? They have some uber expensive paintings - Monet etc. If you are really bored and it is raining out give it a try.

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