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.
May 8, 2023
Helping Flower City bloom
Over the last year, RIT students, alumni, faculty, and staff have worked to give back to the Rochester community by leveraging art and design. From providing creative outlets for young students to making a shelter to protect residents from the weather, RIT community members are dedicated to giving back to the city where they blossomed into the professionals they are today.
March 29, 2023
‘Ordinary Days’ is extraordinary musical theater
RIT’s University Gallery is the perfect venue for an upcoming play where much of the plot takes place in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ordinary Days runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 2, in the gallery, in Booth Hall.
March 23, 2023
Rochester Indie Comics Expo runs Friday, Saturday
WROC-TV talks to Daniel Worden, associate professor in the School of Art, and Frances Andreu, digital initiatives librarian, about the Rochester Indie Comic Expo.
March 9, 2023
Andy Warhol exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia uses photographs to show the artist through a new lens
ABC News (Australian Broadcast Corporation) cites an essay by Catherine Zuromskis, associate professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, about the artist Andy Warhol.
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.