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Memorial Art Gallery

500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
+1 585-276-8900
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Great collection

A true hidden gem. Amazing art in a great building. The displays do change from time to time and... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Waterloo, New York
i love the painting of the bull in the water on the second floor

fun fact, some of the art at the gallery was from George Eastman, what you see at his grand home is... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
West Henrietta, 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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
+1 585-276-8900
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Reviewed 6 May 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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Reviewed 29 April 2017

fun fact, some of the art at the gallery was from George Eastman, what you see at his grand home is re-productions. Monet is here, some American history art. worth seeing. forget about cell phones, you get to talk to each other here!

Thank terriavallone
Reviewed 23 April 2017

First time in Rochester, solicited the opinion of a native, as to what to visit if one only had a couple of free hours in Rochester, their suggestion was the Memorial Art Gallery. Excellent suggestion and choice. I have visited numerous art museums in large...More

1  Thank rschauer
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Terrific regional spot--friendly, warm, inviting and stunning. A hidden gem. There is always something terrific and lively to see among the special exhibitions, and the permanent collection is encyclopedic, charming, and a true respite.

Thank Josh547
Reviewed 18 March 2017

When I read the reviews here, I was a bit uncertain about what to expect. But upon visiting the gallery, I was taken aback by the breadth of its collection and the lovely venue in which it is housed. If you're an art lover and...More

1  Thank pds209
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Memorial Art Gallery has a well developed curriculum of activities and cultural events. There is so much to see in the galleries I find that I get saturated after about two hours. A membership allows you to 're enter at any time to fully appreciate...More

1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is not the biggest art museum in the world, but it is still descent sized. They have quite a diverse collection of art for the size of the museum. They have American, Egyptian, Asian, African, Oceana, etc. Many, many beautiful pieces to enjoy. I...More

1  Thank Rochelle T
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was a very interesting exhibit and the quantity of work this man produced was amazing. He had a very mathematical mind and consulted with mathematicians on many of his works. The detail in his work was extraordinary. He didn't use a lot of color...More

1  Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 31 January 2017

My wife and I have visited twice in the past year, both times drawn by special exhibits, but we wandered through the museum and found it to include a good selection and one that reflects various culture.

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The exhibit was wonderful. There was a docent whose perfume ruined the experience, for those of us with allergies.my other complaint was that the informational plaques were after you already looked at the picture.

1  Thank tjg1778
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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