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Memorial Art Gallery

500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
+1 585-276-8900
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Excellent Museum

All the exhibits are great. The exhibits are well worth the price of admission. I was so... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Penfield, New York
Spans all art...

This mid-sized regional art museum offers an enjoyable 2 to 3 hours of art treasure experiences of... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
John N
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
+1 585-276-8900
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Reviewed 23 June 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
Reviewed 21 May 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
Reviewed 7 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

Thank TravelinRobT
Reviewed 30 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 24 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 2 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 18 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 9 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 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...More

1  Thank Pamela L
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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