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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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A stitcher’s story

A stitcher’s story

January 8, 2018

Randall Cook, building and project manager for River Campus Libraries, turned a hobby used to relieve the stress of his previous job as a software engineering into the art quilts featured in the Memorial Art Gallery’s “Hidden Passions” series.

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Welcome to art school

Welcome to art school

November 3, 2017

An innovative partnership between the Rochester City School District and the Memorial Art Gallery lets children in our community experience the educational, inspirational, and social power of art.

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‘Reflections on Place’ brings renowned media artists’ work to Rochester

‘Reflections on Place’ brings renowned media artists’ work to Rochester

October 24, 2017

The Memorial Art Gallery has commissioned international artists Javier Téllez, Isaac Julien, and Dara Birnbaum to create media art installations inspired by the city of Rochester.

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Hidden passions, creative lives

Hidden passions, creative lives

October 5, 2017

URMC’s Kishan Pandya kicks off this season’s “Hidden Passions: Inspiring Conversations about Hyphenated Lives,” a series sponsored by Memorial Art Gallery to showcase Rochesterians whose lives feature intriguing and unusual creative outlets.

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Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

February 13, 2017

Stories of love written by biochemistry graduate student Karl Smith—whose hobby is writing stories for strangers on his 90-year-old Underwood typewriter and charging 10 cents per story—are paired with vintage Valentines from the libraries collections.

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‘Our goal was simple. We wanted to help as many refugees as we could.’

‘Our goal was simple. We wanted to help as many refugees as we could.’

February 7, 2017

Engineering students Omar Soufan ’17 (above) and Ibrahim Mohammad ’17 share a “hidden passion” that has led them to create 3-D printed prosthetics for Syrian refugees.

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