MAG 1964-1988

The Gallery's third twenty-five years were years of expansion and community outreach.

This is the 4th in a series of timelines looking at Rochester art and the Memorial Art Gallery in celebration of the Gallery's centennial in October 2013.

1964-01-12 00:00:00

Realism exhibition for Gallery's 50th anniversary

In belated celebration of the Gallery's 50th anniversary, an exhibition on realism in art was mounted.

1964-05-01 00:00:00

Wendell Castle's Music Rack

Wendell Castle's Music Rack No. 4 exhibited in the Rochester Finger-Lakes Show in May 1964.

1965-04-23 00:00:00

MAG plans expansion, take 3

The Gallery announced on April 23, 1965 that the firm of Waasdorp, Northrup and Kaelber had been engaged to plan the Gallery's new addition.

1965-09-20 00:00:00

Pre-Raphaelite exhibition part of British Festival

As part of a British Festival held in Rochester in Fall 1965, the Gallery assembled a Pre-Raphaelite exhibition.

1965-12-03 00:00:00

Designed by Wendell Castle

Wendell Castle won the Juror's Show award at the 1965 Rochester Finger-Lakes exhibition.

1966-09-12 00:00:00

Breaking Ground

On September 12, 1966, ground was broken for the Gallery's second addition.

1966-11-12 00:00:00

Arch Miller wins Lillian Fairchild Award

Archibald Miller won the 1966 Lillian Fairchild award for sculpture.

1967-05-01 00:00:00


While the Gallery's new addition was under construction, artworks traveled to city schools in the Artmobile.

1967-12-28 00:00:00

Metropolitan Arts Resources Committee founded

In 1967 the Monroe County Legislature formed the Metropolitan Arts Resources Committee, to advise the Legislature on arts policy and to aid arts & cultural activities in the county.

1968-01-01 00:00:00

Gallery Council gifts of art

In 1968, the Gallery Council funded the acquisition of Hyacinthe Rigaud's painting of the Archbishop of Paris, Charles Gaspard Guillaume de Vintimille du Luc.

MAG 1964-1988

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