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Memorial Art Gallery Opens New Galleries of Ancient Art

ROCHESTER, NY.- Two new galleries showcasing the Memorial Art Gallery’s ancient art collections will open December 16. Renovation and reinstallation of the second-floor galleries, which began this summer, was made possible by one of the largest gifts in Gallery history—a $1 million donation from long-time MAG friend and supporter Helen H. Berkeley. The Helen H. Berkeley Gallery of Ancient Art will bring together works from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including objects never before on view. Among its highlights are two of the most important acquisitions of recent years—the rare pair of fourth-century Egyptian coffins that were until recently in MAG’s Gill Discovery Center.