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.
The Gallery’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects has been called the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City. In addition to its collection, the Gallery offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, tours and family activities.
The Gallery was founded in 1913 by Emily Sibley Watson as a memorial to her son, architect James Averell. Given in trust to the University of Rochester, it is one of the few university-affiliated art museums in the country that also serve as community art museums. Today it is supported primarily by its members, the University of Rochester and public funds from Monroe County and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Grove Sheldon Gilbert Portraits
MAG Artifacts and Memorabilia
MAG Publications (including Annual Reports and Gallery Notes)
MAG Exhibition Views
Materials related to the Gallery's 1913 Inaugural Year
Print Club of Rochester
Rochester Art Club
Watson Family Photographs
Watson Film Scrapbook
WPA Fine Arts Projects in Rochester