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. Email CADGalleries@rit.edu for more info.

Current Exhibitions

April 30, 2024 – June 30, 2024

Featuring some of the best examples of student work across the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences: Advertising, Fine Art Photo, Photojournalism, and Photo Sciences, juried by faculty.

Check out a video from the 2018 Honors Show here: https://vimeo.com/269670136

Past Exhibitions

April 25, 2024 – April 27, 2024

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

April 4, 2024 – April 20, 2024

Seven graduate students present their thesis projects in photography and related media: Joe Cuccio, Chandler Culotta, Charlotte Eshelman, Justin Gibson, Evan Jaccodine, Kim Soomin, and Patty Tomanovich

Beyond Reverie
March 7, 2024 – March 29, 2024

Seniors in the Fine Art Photography program present their capstone exhibitions in two locations: William Harris Gallery (on RIT campus) and City Art Space (in downtown Rochester). Divided into two galleries, this group exhibition features the culminating work of fourteen artists in their senior year.

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.