Thanks to a leadership gift from the late Joseph and Helen Dyer, long-time supporters of NTID, the Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center is a state-of-the-art gallery for temporary exhibits and art-related educational activities, such as lectures and demonstrations, while serving as a multi-use facility on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. The center also houses NTID's permanent collection of works by deaf and hearing artists.
The Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center at NTID was designed by Macon-Chaintreuil-Jensen & Stark Architects LLP of Rochester, New York. It opened in the fall of 2001.
If you wish to contribute a supporting or memorial gift, please send a check to:
"NTID Dyer Foundation", and mail it to:
NTID Dyer Arts Center
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Or you can go online to this page, and under the gift amount, scroll to the “Mr and Mrs. Joseph F. Dyer Endowed Scholarship Fund”
NTID Dyer Arts Center – Event Scheduling Policy
The Dyer Arts Center was originally designed and set up as an exhibit space to showcase and house art, including temporary exhibits and NTID’s Permanent Collection of Art. This is the main priority for the use of the space and like other art galleries on campus, it is not an appropriate venue for general events. Events that are scheduled in the NTID Dyer Arts Center are directly associated with the mission of NTID/RIT and specifically sponsored and paid for by either the RIT or NTID Presidents’ or Development Offices. The space is not available to external organizations without the consent of the NTID President. When this consent occurs, then a rental contract is issued through the RIT Office of Special Events.
The capacity of the NTID Dyer Arts Center varies depending on the size of the exhibit in the space. The RIT Environmental Health & Safety Office has put a limit of 100 people for most gatherings in the space. Any event larger than 100 people must also use the first-floor “street” of the LBJ Hall.