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Memorial Art Gallery

500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
+1 585-276-8900
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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
terriavallone
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West Henrietta, New York
Great collection of art spanning the ages

First time in Rochester, solicited the opinion of a native, as to what to visit if one only had a... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
rschauer
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Schenectady, 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1414
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Reviewed April 29, 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!

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Reviewed April 23, 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

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Reviewed April 1, 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.

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Reviewed March 18, 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

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Reviewed March 17, 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
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Reviewed March 8, 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
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Reviewed February 1, 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
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Reviewed January 31, 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
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Reviewed January 26, 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.

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Reviewed January 24, 2017

I visited the gallery for the first time in years to see the M.C. Escher exhibit. The museum is on beautiful property in the Neighborhood of the Arts (appropriately named). The museum itself is a beautiful facility that greets you with nice fountains and a...More

1  Thank madtv261
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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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