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Jonathan Binstock reappointed Memorial Art Gallery director

Jonathan Binstock reappointed Memorial Art Gallery director

June 3, 2019

Since his initial appointment in 2014, Binstock has led an expansion of the museum’s permanent collection, special exhibition programm and public engagement and outreach efforts.

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Immersive installation brings Frederick Douglass to life

Immersive installation brings Frederick Douglass to life

April 19, 2019

British filmmaker and artist Isaac Julien’s visionary 10-screen film installation is the second in a series of media art commissions at the Memorial Art Gallery devoted to the history and culture of the city of Rochester.

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Has the Renaissance warped our view of the Middle Ages?

Has the Renaissance warped our view of the Middle Ages?

April 2, 2019

The picture of the Middle Ages as “awful, smelly, stinky, [and] dangerous” is not accurate, says medievalist and University of Pennsylvania professor David Wallace, this year’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia visiting scholar.

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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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