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The science of seeing art and color

The science of seeing art and color

December 13, 2018

In each of more than 40 paintings of the same scene—London’s Waterloo Bridge—Impressionist artist Claude Monet manipulates viewer perception in a way that scientists at the time did not completely understand.

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Rare photography portfolio showcases Czech avant garde

Rare photography portfolio showcases Czech avant garde

December 12, 2018

Modern Czech Photography, on exhibit at the Memorial Art Gallery through March 2019, includes work by several giants in the history of modernism, working at a time when modern art was illegal.

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‘Learning to look’

‘Learning to look’

November 21, 2018

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Docent Program at the Memorial Art Gallery is “the voice of the collection” with docents giving tours to more than 11,000 students and adults every year.

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Needlework artist evokes detail of tragic history

Needlework artist evokes detail of tragic history

November 14, 2018

The intricate needlework and fabric panels Esther Nisenthal Krinitz created for her two daughters, simply to record her memories, are the subject of a Memorial Art Gallery exhibit evoking both beauty and tragedy in rich detail.

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Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

October 24, 2018

Traditionally, arts and cultural institutions don’t have funding for student internships, which leaves interested students having to choose between paying jobs and exploring career options.

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Exclusive exhibit offers eight views of Monet

Exclusive exhibit offers eight views of Monet

October 22, 2018

The Memorial Art Gallery’s focus exhibit “Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process” includes eight versions of the same scene, in which Claude Monet captures London’s foggy Thames River landscape. The exhibition includes one Monet painting owned by MAG and seven others on loan from North American sister institutions.

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Recovering an ‘audacious and radical’ voice in art history

Recovering an ‘audacious and radical’ voice in art history

July 12, 2018

The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota, an exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery, is bringing new attention to an unconventional artist whose talent as an “outsider” went largely unnoticed during her life as a Rochester seamstress.

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Media arts initiative reflects on city of Rochester

Media arts initiative reflects on city of Rochester

June 1, 2018

NOSFERATU (The Undead), a film installation by New York city-based artist Javier Téllez, is the first of three moving image pieces commissioned by the Memorial Art Gallery for its Reflections on Place series.

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MAG director showcases American artist on global stage

MAG director showcases American artist on global stage

May 31, 2018

Jonathan Binstock is respected as an international expert on Sam Gilliam, one of America’s most prominent abstract painters. Now the Memorial Art Gallery director is cocurating the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in Europe.

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Can you read my handwriting?

Can you read my handwriting?

January 22, 2018

The teaching of formal cursive handwriting may have declined in our digital age, but to show our appreciation for scribes and their tools of the trade, we dug into our special collections to highlight a sampling of hand lettering, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern conscripts.

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