News by Topic: Galleries
RIT is a long-time supporter of the arts. Exhibits featuring bold and innovative works are regularly showcased across the campus’s many galleries, seeking to inspire, inform, and engage with the wider public.
January 27, 2023
RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center’s ‘Insert Missing History Here’ exhibit encourages visitors to put their histories on paper
The Dyer Arts Center at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is honoring Black Heritage Month by encouraging visitors to add themselves to the walls of their current exhibit.
January 24, 2023
RIT appoints inaugural Vignelli Center Designer in Residence
The Vignelli Center for Design Studies has appointed RZLBD (Reza Aliabadi) as the inaugural Vignelli Center Designer in Residence. This position was created to assist with an upcoming campus project to design and build a series of outdoor interactive exhibits tentatively titled the RIT Museumscape.
November 10, 2022
Legendary blues musician Joe Beard to perform with RIT students
Joe Beard, a legendary blues guitarist and vocalist from Rochester, is scheduled to perform with students from RIT’s “Harmonica and the Blues” class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at University Gallery in Booth Hall.
October 20, 2022
City Art Space celebrates new exhibition, ‘Elemental,’ with two events on Nov. 2 and 3
RIT’s City Art Space is celebrating the opening of a new exhibition, “Elemental,” by hosting two events on Wednesday, Nov. 2, and Thursday, Nov. 3. The exhibition is a rare showing of films by the late pioneering artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985), whose work spanned photography, film, video, sculpture, performative action, earth-body works, and more.
October 10, 2022
Student designs to be featured in Fashion Week Rochester
After a two-year hiatus, RIT’s College of Art and Design reintroduced the Charrette, a unique, weeklong design challenge in which students must create a wearable sculpture that communicated the idea of memory. In addition to other prizes awarded, the work of 15 students was selected to appear on the runway during Fashion Week Rochester, set for Oct. 13-15.
September 2, 2022
Podcast: RIT Big Shot Celebrates 35 Years
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 61: It all started in 1987 with a community project, a handful of faculty, and 37 students. Now, the RIT Big Shot is a larger campus tradition than anyone anticipated. Michael Peres, Gannett Chair in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, talks with Dan Hughes, lecturer in SPAS, and Eric Kunsman, assistant professor in visual communication studies, who will lead the Big Shot into the future.
September 1, 2022
RIT/NTID exhibit ‘Shaped by the American Dream’ celebrates 100 years of Deaf American experience
“Shaped by the American Dream: Deaf History through Deaf Art,” featuring more than 140 works celebrating the Deaf American experience, is on display through April 21, 2023, in the Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center at NTID.
June 15, 2022
RIT Vignelli Center partners with Corning Museum of Glass to host design workshop
The Vignelli Center for Design Studies is hosting a week-long Summer Design Workshop in partnership with Corning Museum of Glass. Held from June 11 to 18, the workshop is an opportunity for professional designers to utilize the resources at the Vignelli Center and Corning Museum of Glass.
June 13, 2022
Photographer Joshua Rashaad McFadden exhibit explores how images impact race and identity
The Democrat and Chronicle talks to Joshua Rashaad McFadden, assistant professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, about his solo exhibition, "I Believe I'll Run On," at the George Eastman Museum.
June 13, 2022
Marla Schweppe, former 3D digital design program chair, retires after nearly three decades at RIT
Since graduating its first four students in 2011, the 3D digital design program—one of the first of its kind in the country—flourished under the tutelage of Marla Schweppe, who retired in December after nearly 29 years at RIT’s College of Art and Design.
June 3, 2022
What can the history of Clarissa Street teach us about impact of urban renewal?
WXXI’s “Connections” program highlights the “Clarissa Uprooted: Unearthing Stories of Our Village (1940s-early 1970s),” exhibit at City Art Space.
May 11, 2022
RIT students, faculty, and alumni ready to descend on Manhattan for Design Week
After a three-year pause because of the pandemic, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the College of Art and Design will descend on Manhattan this week for NYCxDesign—New York City’s annual celebration of design that attracts hundreds of thousands from around the globe—which is marking its 10th year.