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Memorial Art Gallery

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Address: 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
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+1 585-276-8900
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11:00 - 17:00
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Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000...

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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Amazing collection superbly presented

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 anywhere near Rochester, I would make tracks to this place. The galleries of American art... More 

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Naples, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the wonderful exhibitions.

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 spent a couple of hours going through the different collections. The cost was affordable and... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 because he worked mostly in woodblocks and mezzotints. I am glad that I had the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 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.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 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 small cafe. They have a diverse selection of art and the Escher exhibit was fantastic.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Memorial Art Gallery is well worth your visit. We were here to visit the Escher exhibit. There was so much to take in, that we plan to return for another visit.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stopped in specifically to see the Escher exhibit, and it didn't disappoint! Other than that, pretty typical of what you see in other museums.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

There permanent collection was great and varied but the highlight was a large exhibition of work by Escher. Loved Boom Town by Benton also.

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