• Wine-centric art exhibition in Rochester

25 Jan

Théodor Rombouts’ “A Drinker With a Flask”

ROCHESTER, NY — The art of wine will be celebrated in a slightly unusual way at the Memorial Art Gallery beginning Saturday.

A traveling exhibition titled “Wine and Spirit: Rituals, Remedies and Revelry” will run through April 10. It will open with a party from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, with advance registration required. Tickets and additional information on the opening event are available online.

The content of the exhibition includes more than 100 objects that illustrate the transformative effects of wine. The earliest is a Neolithic wine jar dated 5400-5000 BCE, and the latest is a 2009 painting by New York artist Leonard Porter.

In between are works by 17th Century Dutch masters, featured alongside prints, drawings and photos by such artists as Honoré Daumier and Pablo Picasso. The show also includes Greek vases, Roman glassware, Renaissance vessels, rare books and manuscripts.

The exhibition was organized by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum of South Hadley, MA, with support from the Warbeke Art Museum Fund and the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Friends of Art. In Rochester, the show will be supplemented with 16 objects from the Memorial Art Gallery collection.

In addition to the exhibition itself, MAG has scheduled a serties of lectures and wine tastings. The full schedule is available here.

MAG is located on the University of Rochester campus at 500 University Avenue. Phone: (585) 276-8900.

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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in Arts, Wine


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