Art in RIT Archives


Purchase Prize Art & Purchase Prize Photography
The MFA Purchase Prize was started in 1972 and encompasses 200 works of art from graduate students in the School of Art and Design and School for American Crafts. The Photo Purchase Prize began in 1981 and now has more than 275 works from undergraduates and graduates participating in the School of Photography Honors Show.

Deaf Art
This collection of original artworks by Deaf artists includes works by a number of well-known NTID graduates, including Susan Dupor, Rita Straubhaar, Robin Bartholick and Michael Joliffe as well as faculty members Paula Grcevic and Patti Durr. Also included are works by Uzi Buzalgo and Paul Johnston.  

RIT Archives art
Amassed over many years, this collection 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 pieces, have been purchased specifically for display on campus, while a number of smaller pieces hang in offices in various buildings.