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Memorial Art Gallery

500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
+1 585-276-8900
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great American collection

Founded as art gallery for U. of Rochester. Fine America collection from 18th to 21st century... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
NorthCarolinaPablito
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Mag

Nice Art Gallery! It flows fairly easy. Some Cool peices. Took about 2 hours too walk through. They... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Prax-Tammy
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Buffalo, New York
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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 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.
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Founded as art gallery for U. of Rochester. Fine America collection from 18th to 21st century. Also good sampling of other cultures and eras on second floor. Well worth a visit when in Rochester. Easy parking, beautiful neighborhood.

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Nice Art Gallery! It flows fairly easy. Some Cool peices. Took about 2 hours too walk through. They also had a garage sale going on in the other side of the building so that was a nice surprise.

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Big museums can be exhausting, so we especially love these smaller museums associated with colleges/universities. One gets a good overview of the history of art, and discovers some real gems that may be overlooked in a huge museum. The Memorial has an interesting and diverse...More

Thank Jean L
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Rent the guided tour, for additional information. I am not schooled I the arts and found this helppful

Thank Joyce J
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This gallery was way more impressive than I initially expected it to be. The collection included some quite famous artists. A lot of art by women which is unusual in most art galleries!

Thank Albina2
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

This Gallery is a hidden Gem. Rochester would not be the place I would have thought of as a great location for art - beyond the idea of the art collections of the father's of Industry...This gallery must be curated by a feminist/queer identified person,...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

The residents of Rochester (and surrounding) have a fine taste for art (and craft) as evidenced in the MAG collection and associated gift shop.

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

All the exhibits are great. The exhibits are well worth the price of admission. I was so impressed with my most recent visit that I signed up for a membership and I encourage others to do so as well.

Thank cath27x
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

This mid-sized regional art museum offers an enjoyable 2 to 3 hours of art treasure experiences of some really famous artists (Matisse, Pollock, Monet, El Greco...). The first floor houses American, Contemporary Art and a small collection of Africa, Oceanic and the America's Art. A...More

Thank John N
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

A true hidden gem. Amazing art in a great building. The displays do change from time to time and the cafe is quite nice. I personally love the second floor though there is some truly excellent work on the lower levels. And the courtyard is...More

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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
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