The College of Art and Design hosts rotating exhibitions in a variety of gallery spaces both on and off campus that feature the creative work of students, faculty, alumni and more. Students who work as staff in the gallery spaces have the opportunity to collaborate with exhibiting artists, assist with preparation and installation of shows and learn about managing a gallery space — gaining valuable experience in a dynamic, professional setting.

Spring 2021 Exhibitions

With our Bevier Gallery and William Harris Gallery serving as instructional spaces to accommodate unique space needs during COVID-19, RIT City Art Space is hosting all thesis and capstone exhibitions this spring. City Art Space, located at 280 East Main St. (Sibley Tower, first floor) in downtown Rochester, is open 1-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, with extended hours on Fridays (9 p.m.) starting in March.

March 4-14: Photojournalism BFA 

March 18-28: Fine Art Photography BFA

April 1-11: Photography and Related Media MFA

April 15-18: Industrial Design BFA

April 22-25: Studio Arts BFA 1

April 29-May 2: Studio Arts BFA 2

May 6-16: Schools of Art and American Crafts MFA

Bevier Gallery

The main on-campus exhibition venue for RIT’s College of Art and Design, Bevier Gallery hosts rotating exhibitions that feature the creative work of students, faculty, alumni and more. Photo by Matteo Bracco.

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RIT City Art Space

Formerly Gallery r, RIT City Art Space is the College of Art and Design’s premier exhibition and event venue located in the heart of downtown Rochester. Displaying the work of students, faculty, alumni and more, City Art Space invites the Rochester community to engage with RIT through creativity. Photo by Matteo Bracco.

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University Gallery

University Gallery is a multi-purpose space located in Booth Hall that serves as a first-rate exhibition space and event venue for the RIT and Rochester-area communities. Photo by A. Sue Weisler.

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William Harris Gallery

RIT’s primary venue for the interpretive display of photography, photo-based art and moving media, William Harris Gallery supports the educational goals of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and maintains an academic year of exhibitions, receptions and artist talks. Photo by Matteo Bracco.

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Online Galleries

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Especially during COVID-19, the College of Art and Design's commitment to showcasing the creativity of students, faculty, staff, alumni and other artists extends to online exhibitions and programming.

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