About Art on Campus

Amassed over many years, this collection of art showcases RIT talent and reflects the university's visual arts curriculum since 1886. Thousands of works, including hundreds by faculty, students and alumni illustrate the historical range of art programs offered at RIT and testify to the generosity of many individuals who have made donations to RIT. Many of the works, in particular the large scale sculptures, were purchased specifically for display on campus, while many smaller pieces are on display in offices in buildings across the campus. The entire collection has an important educational component, offering RIT students an opportunity to experience visual art first-hand and see works in their chosen field, providing a historic context for their learning. 

In 2004, the original Art On Campus website was developed to coincide with RIT's 175th anniversary and the publication of View It! The Art and Architecture of RIT by RIT Press.