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. 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. 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, have been purchased specifically for permanent installation to enhance the beauty of the campus. RIT faculty and staff can choose works from our loan program to enjoy in their spaces on campus.
In 2004, the original Art On Campus website was developed to coincide with RIT's 175th anniversary and the book View It! The Art and Architecture of RIT was published by the RIT Press.