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Visual Arts

From student-run art spaces to one of the finest art museums in the country, the University's collections and exhibits bring the visual arts home to our campus and the community.


A Honey of an Art Exhibit

Student members of the Hartnett Gallery Committee have brought Arizona artist Heather Green together with Rochester biologist and lecturer Robert Minckley to illustrate, literally and figuratively, the diversity—and the plight—of bees in the American Southwest. The exhibit, featuring life-sized portraits of bees and actual bees from Dr. Minckley's collection, is one of six exhibits presented this year by the student-managed gallery.

Meet at the MAG

It often occurs without words. It could be a smile or a laugh or a small gesture, but those who attend monthly outings to the Memorial Art Gallery find a way to connect with the art. They are all people who are living with Alzheimer's or dementia, and sometimes language can be a challenge to come up with.

The Making of a Tunnel Mural

The University brought in local Wall Therapy artist Sarah Rutherford to paint two walls in the underground tunnels with a mural featuring Rochester icon Susan B. Anthony, designed to inspire those who pass by.


Memorial Art Gallery

Memorial Art Gallery

Founded in 1913, the Memorial Art Gallery was given in trust to the University and is considered one of the finest art museums in the country. With 12,000 works spanning 50 centuries of world art, it houses relics of antiquity and contemporary works, including important pieces by Monet, Matisse, Homer, and Cassatt.


Student Visual Arts Groups