NY: Rochester

 “Paddling at Dusk” (1892), watercolor with graphite on wove paper, by W. Homer.

“Paddling at Dusk” (1892), watercolor with graphite on wove paper, by W. Homer.

WHERE: Memorial Art Gallery.

WHEN: Opens to the public on Sunday, March 17 and runs through June 9, 2013. NOTE: For special events, call 585.276.8938.

TITLE: It Came from the Vault

BRIEF ABOUT: The objects in this centennial year exhibition, offers a history of collecting at the MAG, ranging across the centuries, from an Egyptian storage jar dating to before 3400 BCE to a 2003 painting by Rochester artist Carol Acquilano, including works acquired long ago, such as a Eugen Bracht painting, “Morning Star” that came into the collection in 1913, the year of the Gallery’s founding and works acquired in the last decade.


“Dancers” ca.1900, pastel and charcoal on tracing paper, mounted on wove paper and on board, by Edgar Degas.

    More than 200 works were selected by curators and staff will include light-sensitive drawings that are infrequently shown because of their fragile nature; works that are awaiting conservation or repair or have recently undergone treatment; odd but interesting objects that simply don’t fit any of the Gallery’s storylines; and victims of changing tastes that have been waiting to be rediscovered by another generation of curators.

     The artists represented include a number who played important roles at MAG. Among them (to name a few) are Ralph Avery, Peter Berg, Emma Lampert Cooper, E. E. Cummings, George L. Herdle, Robert Marx, John C. Menihan, Luvon Sheppard and Frans Wildenhain. Also on view are works by such major names in art history as Edgar Degas, Walt Disney, Albrecht Durer, Helen Frankenthaler, Thomas Gainsborough, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Hans Hofmann, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Paul Klee, Kathe Kollwitz, Fernand Leger, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-François Millet, Henry Moore, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Rembrandt van Rijn, Edward Ruscha, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Joyce Treiman and Jerome Witkin.

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