Memorial Art Gallery | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

Memorial Art Gallery

Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585-276-8900
43° 8' 52.9368" N, 77° 35' 26.1492" W
Contact name: 
Meg Colombo
Seasons in which we offer activities (select "All seasons" for all): 
Rochester's civic art museum is often referred to as the MAG. MAG's Creative Workshop offers year-round classes and camps for kids and adults. Open till 9:00 pm every Thursday night, with 1/2 price admission to the Gallery.

Memorial Art Gallery has something for all ages!

Families are invited to quarterly Family Days, celebrations offering free art hands-on activities, live entertainment, museum admission and tours. To find out more, click here or call 585-276-8900.

Beginning at 2.5 years of age, children and their guardians can take art classes together at Memorial Art Gallery's Creative Workshop! Separate art classes for children, tweens, teens, and adults are available as well. To find out more, click here or call 585-276-8959.

Memorial Art Gallery's Art Day School is offered during each school break for kids ages 7-13. During the school year, enrollment is done by the day or week. Summer Art Day School is only by the week. To find out more, click here or call 585-276-8959.

Students of all ages, including college students and those who consider themselves lifelong learners, can arrange for a tour of the Memorial Art Gallery collections, or a current exhibition on view. We can also work with Boy Scout and Girl Scout badge requirements. To find out more, click here or call 585-276-8974.

The Memorial Art Gallery's Creative Workshop hosts quarterly free Open Houses, which offer prospective students an opportunity to meet Creative Workshop teaching artists and try out the art forms available at this community art school. To find out more, click here or call 585-276-8959.

Elementary School children will love Memorial Art Gallery's three different scavenger hunts. Be sure to ask about these free activities at the Admission Desk. 

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If you have any questions about the Memorial Art Gallery, please don't hesitate to call our friendly Admission Desk at 585-276-8900.

To find out more about Memorial Art Gallery's community art school, the Creative Workshop, call 585-276-8959.




Open hours: 
Sunday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Arts: Visual, Drawing, Painting/sculpture, Hands-on, Arts and Crafts, Preschool, Reading / Story time