memorial art gallery

David Shrigley at Doris C. Freedman Plaza

David Shrigley explores a new side of the banal with his monumental stone ‘Memorial,’ a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the short-lived usefulness of the shipping list. (Presented by the Public Art Fund at the entrance to Central Park at 60th Street and Fifth Ave, through Feb 12th). David Shrigley, installation view of ‘Memorial’ at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, 60th Street and 5th Ave, Nov 2016.

Monet at Poissy (21)
Monet felt euphoric at the beginning of the summer holiday in Pourville, having his family around all the time and knowing that he would be able to paint for three months in a row. The rocks on the beach and the fishermen’s nets were only a few things that he proudly showed them.

Claude Monet, Les rochers à marée basse, Pourville (The Rocks at Pourville, Low Tide), 1882. Oil on canvas, 64,3 cm x 78,7 cm. Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
Claude Monet, Les filets à Pourville (Fishing Nets at Pourville), 1882. Oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm. Private collection
Claude Monet, Parc de pêche à Pourville (Fishing Nets at Pourville), 1882. Oil on canvas, 60x 81 cm. Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands

Tonight: Internationally acclaimed abstract painter Sam Gilliam discusses his career and work with Jonathan Binstock, the Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester. 

[Installation view of From the Collection: 1960–1969. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 26, 2016–March 12, 2017. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo:  Martin Seck]

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Think there’s a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow? 

Last summer, our photographer was at the Memorial Art Gallery to photograph the president’s annual Garden Party. As he was preparing to leave, he noticed the rain and decided to wait a few minutes. That decision paid off as a perfect rainbow appeared over MAG’s Cutler Union.

For your enjoyment, herewith some more rainbow photos from around campus! 🌈