PGA stop and new Wegmans also influence museum exhibits

09:57 PM, Jun 08, 2013

Hot Summer Sky (2012) is by Richard Harrington of South Lima also will be featured in the MAG show. (PROVIDED BY MAG)/


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East Avenue Wegmans customers had to find another place to shop for three months this year.

They aren’t the only ones. This month, pint-size shoppers will have to make do with the food cart in the Sesame Street exhibit at The Strong. The playtime Wegmans at the museum is under reconstruction as well (thanks to a donation from the grocery chain).

In the end, the exhibit will look much like the changes on East Avenue, with a similar facade and an expanded prepared foods section.

The new exhibit opens on June 29. Also this summer at The Strong: “Atari by Design,” a behind-the-scenes look at how video games are developed, runs from June 22 to Sept. 8; and “Boardwalk Arcade,” meant to evoke turn-of-the-20th century seaside nostalgia, will be open from July 6 through Sept. 8.

Rochester Museum & Science Center is reflecting our summer of golf. With the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in August, the official “PGA Championship History Exhibit: Celebrating the Champions of the Season’s Final Major” is at RMSC through Sept. 2 and has a brand new section honoring last year’s winner, Rory McIlroy.

RMSC also is opening a new Electricity Theater on July 2 with twin solid-state Tesla coils that can create musical lightning and more.

The coils were built by the performance art group ArcAttack, which was on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent.

At the Memorial Art Gallery, curators are finishing the 64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, which will run from July 14 through Sept. 8 and is meant to show the best of what regional artists have to offer.

Genesee Country Village & Museum continues to offer themed weekends that offer a glimpse into how area residents lived in the 19th century. These include the War of 1812 Encampment and Jane Austen Weekend on June 22 and 23 and Laura Ingalls Wilder Days on Aug. 3 and 4.

The area’s galleries have shows and events planned for this summer as well. First Fridays will continue, and artists will have monthly exhibits.