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City Art Space is RIT’s only off-campus art venue in downtown Rochester where exhibitions, events and educational programming happen year-round.

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On view now:
Nicholas Galanin

Opening Friday 12/8:
Photo Reviews Biennial

Current Hours:
Thursday - Sunday 1-5 PM
Fridays 1-9 PM
Always free.

Exhibitions on View Now

Nicholas Galanin: I Think it Goes Like This

October 06, 2023–February 18, 2024

Nicholas Galanin's work is unapologetically critical of how western culture tokenizes indigenous objects and people. Made from a found totem pole intended for tourists, this installation deconstructs it in an attempt to reclaim lost meaning and context. 

The installation is on view at City Art Space October 6, 2023 - February 18, 2024.

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Nicholas Galanin, I Think It Goes Like This (Gold), 2019, wood, paint, gold leaf, variable dimensions, Art Bridges Collection, photo by John Aasp, copyright the artist.

Video Spotlights

Short mobile-friendly videos highlighting selected artists along with the Artist Short Sesh, an artist interview series where we get to know some of our recent art and design grads and talk about their creative work. Watch on YouTube (linked below) or on our IGTV @ritcityartspace.