William Harris Gallery


William Harris Gallery is located near the photo cage on the third floor of Gannett Hall on the RIT Campus. The gallery serves the educational goals and objectives of RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. It is a primary venue for the display of contemporary and photographic-based art by students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.

Free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 4:30 PM, or by appointment. Email CADGalleries@rit.edu for more info.

Current Exhibitions

sleight of hand
March 2, 2023 – April 1, 2023

Seniors in Fine Art Photography present their capstone projects: Zach Barnes, Cheyenne Kuczi, Maggie Padilla, Gage Punturiero, Lyz Rider, Aiden Rust, and Madi Watson.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Preceding the Future
April 6, 2023 – April 22, 2023

Graduate students in Photography and Related Media present their thesis projects: Justin Aungst, Lynn Bierbaum, Louis Chavez, Vibhav Kapoor, Madelyn Lohman, Nell Pittman, and C. Rose Smith.

Past Exhibitions

Short Attention Span Film Festival Logo
February 16, 2023 – February 24, 2023

Moving media projects from RIT students: a showcase of animations, boomerangs, cinemagraphs, GIFs, motion graphics and more -- 30 seconds or less!

More: https://sasff.cad.rit.edu/

Interior design students 2020
February 2, 2023 – February 10, 2023

Hyperspace is the Interior Design program's yearly design charrette that takes place the first week of the spring semester. Every student in the program participates and works with a real-world client to tackle a specific design problem. This year's industry collaborator is Cooper Lighting.

photo by Jesse Wolfe
December 1, 2022 – January 20, 2023

An exhibition of recent work by Graduate students in Photography & Related Media concluding their first semester of study.

Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open by appointment on weekends.
Closed during show installations, and during RIT-designated holidays and breaks. 

Contact Information

Questions about the gallery, its hours of operation or exhibition schedule may be directed to the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences office:

Location: Gannett Hall, third floor, room 3030 (near the photo cage)
Phone: 585-475-2716
Email: CADGalleries@rit.edu
Mail: William Harris Gallery
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
70 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Virtual Exhibition

Fractured Horizon

The MFA in Photography and Related Media's annual thesis exhibition was moved online in spring 2020 due to the pandemic.