Century of art gets Rochester showing

September 26, 2013 by  

Rochester is celebrating 100 Years of Art as of next month, allowing people to check out the arts and the strong ties between the area’s appreciation of the arts and the University of Rochester.

The community of Rochester has always had a strong connection with the University of Rochester Campus, and this display highlights the various ways in which these ties have been built by displaying the works on exhibit from the Rush Rhees Library Department’s Memorial Art Gallery archives.

There will be a number of rare and rarely viewed books, as well as special collections that include pictures of notable events and people, original documents, and some outstanding architectural renderings. During the event, guests will get to know the founder, Emily Sibley Watson and members from the Memorial Art Gallery’s very first family, the Herdles.

The University President and other faculty members, as well as community members, have made substantial contributions involving the history of the Memorial Art Gallery. It is likely that they will consider postcard printing as a way to make sure guests can leave the centennial celebration with souvenirs of their favorite works.

The exhibit is free to attend and will be happening from Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 until September 30, 2014 at the Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester River Campus located at 500 Wilson Blvd. in Rochester, New York. To learn more about this exhibition, please visit the Rush Rhees Library website, or call 585-275-2121 and ask for the library.