RMFA to showcase original sketch from The Simpsons

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the unveiling of an original animation cel (short for animation celluloid) from The Simpsons, tv’s longest-running animated comedy. According to RMFA co-founder Amy Regan, the piece was gifted by an anonymous donor that was inspired by the organization’s recent acquisition of several animation cels from The Brave…

RMFA to showcase works by Michelle Peterson

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to exhibit a selection of works by Michelle Peterson, in the Mayor Harvey E. Bernier Room, in Suite 135 of the James W. Foley Memorial Community Center. The exhibition will be on view in September/October. A reception will be held on Friday, September 30th from 6pm to…

New art made from reclaimed material from historic building

The Rochester Economic Development Department, in collaboration with the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, recently commissioned local sculptor Adam Pearson to create a special piece of art for the park in Central Square. According to Economic Development Director Michael Scala, the sculpture is made from a piece of Art Deco railing that was salvaged from…

American Art Awards names RMFA Best in US

LOS ANGELES — The prestigious American Art Awards has selected the 20 Best American Galleries and Museums for 2022. Among other criteria, selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online interest, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client, and visitor references. American Art Awards annually awards 20…

RMFA to exhibit original art from “The Brave Little Toaster”

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce a mini-exhibition featuring original, hand-painted animation cels from the classic feature film, The Brave Little Toaster. According to RMFA co-founder, Matt Wyatt, an animation cel, short for animation celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animated films. “Your…

Foster’s Daily Democrat: Mural to transform 85-foot wall at Rochester’s James W. Foley Community Center

An 85-foot wall in the city’s James W. Foley Memorial Community Center is being transformed into an explosion of color by North Berwick, Maine, artist Spenser Macleod. Macleod, who is originally from Portland, studied at the Maine College of Art. He said he has been doing art for decades, including murals and other street art….

RMFA named “Most ingenious promoter of art”

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts (RMFA) was voted “Most ingenious promoter of art and culture” in NH Business Review’s 2022 Best of Business (BOB) Awards. NH Business Review readers cast more than 3,000 online votes to select this year’s Best of Business (BOB) Awards recipients, which included nearly 100 businesses across New Hampshire in…

36th Annual Arts Awards – Winner!

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts was named the recipient of the Northeast Delta Dental Artsbuild Community Award during the 36th Annual Arts Awards, presented by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. The NHBCA educates, motivates and recognizes business support of and participation in the arts. They also advocate for the value of the arts in economic, social and…

American Art Awards 2020

Rochester Museum of Fine Arts has been chosen as the best gallery or museum in New Hampshire by the American Art Awards for 2020. For 12 years, American Art Awards has chosen the best galleries and museums in 25 states in America. Among the criteria: years in business, industry reputation, online activity, location, size, exhibits,…

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts: An Example of Awesomeness

Moving away from the traditional brick and mortar museum buildings and into a philosophy that allows an art museum to exist in multiple places has made art more accessible to a larger audience. The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts (RMFA) is a prime example of this new kind of thinking. This community art initiative, located in Rochester,…