About Art on Campus

Amassed over many years, the art stewarded by RIT Archives 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. Much of the work, including many by faculty, students and alumni, illustrates 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.  Search the Art on Campus catalog to see what pieces are available.  Full instructions are provided when initiating the loan process.

Art collections managed by RIT Archives include:
Purchase Prize Art
Purchase Prize Photography
Deaf Art
RIT Archives Art

Other collections in catalog not managed by RIT Archives include:
Cary Collection
Public Art on Campus