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Memorial Art Gallery

500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
+1 585-276-8900
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Fantastic for the area

The MAG always has interesting exhibits as well as the paintings and sculptures in their own... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, New York

This art gallery is absolutely beautiful with many contemporary and medieval pieces. The Fountain... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Rochester, 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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
+1 585-276-8900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The MAG always has interesting exhibits as well as the paintings and sculptures in their own collection. You can find many classical artists as well as current ones.

Thank rjfmkt
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This art gallery is absolutely beautiful with many contemporary and medieval pieces. The Fountain Room is breathtaking. The culture and history in this gallery far exceeded my expectations for a small city. I highly recommend visiting and having lunch/brunch or dinner at the Brown Hound...More

Thank Ollie12
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Very select in their pieces, and often have only 1 per artist. Be sure to go up to the second floor for the exhibits since there are some beautiful terra cotta pieces.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is not a huge museum but it is very fine. The permanent collection ranges from Egyptian to medieval to contemporary. A substantial overview of Western art, primarily but it did include some Asian art as well. The extended labels were very interesting and added...More

Thank Monique W
Reviewed 7 August 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.

Thank NorthCarolinaPablito
Reviewed 23 July 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.

Thank Prax-Tammy
Reviewed 23 July 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
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

Thank Joyce J
Reviewed 10 July 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
Reviewed 4 July 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

Thank taral525
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20 August 2015|
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