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.
July 22, 2021
RIT Press publishes ‘Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster’
Forty years ago, a mysterious illness linked to promiscuous sex and intravenous drug use became a global epidemic and the focus of a massive public health campaign and activist community. Now, a new publication by RIT Press documents the power and impact of nearly 200 examples of AIDS posters from around the world.
July 20, 2021
RIT student helps Vignelli Center gallery create a virtual presence
Jacob Irizarry, a fourth-year 3D digital design student from Skokie, Ill., has been managing a new project at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies using the 3D digital design skills gained from his major to create a virtual presence for the gallery in the center.
July 14, 2021
College of Art and Design’s renovation kicks into high gear
The project is part of a five-year masterplan that has already begun to renovate, rejuvenate, and transform spaces to meet the growing demands for a college that serves as the RIT’s creative hub at the intersection of technology, art, and design.
June 10, 2021
RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center acquires collection by artist Harry R. Williams
The Dyer Arts Center at NTID has acquired a collection of works by the late Deaf artist Harry R. Williams. Williams died of AIDS in 1991, and his work has rarely been seen since.
May 25, 2021
RIT professor seeks support to create bronze Frederick Douglass statue for airport
Efforts are in motion to commission a permanent bronze statue of Frederick Douglass sculpted by Olivia Kim, an adjunct professor in RIT’s College of Art and Design, for the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport.
May 5, 2021
Museum studies graduate will attend top-ranked master’s program for archives and preservation
Katie Keegan has always been a fan of history. As a child growing up in Ithaca, N.Y., Keegan would ask her parents to plan family vacations to museums or historical sites, not Disneyworld or the beach. So when it was time for Keegan to decide on a college major, her parents suggested museum studies.
April 21, 2021
RIT to bestow 2021 Goudy Award on renowned graphic designer Louise Fili
Louise Fili, an American graphic designer recognized for her elegant use of typography and timeless quality in her design, is the 2021 recipient of the Frederic W. Goudy Award for Excellence in Typography, given to an outstanding practitioner in type design and related fields.
April 21, 2021
NTID’s Dyer Arts Center earns grant to expand knowledge of Deaf community’s place in history
The goal of the Dyer Arts Center’s project, “Shaped by the American Dream: Deaf History through Deaf Art,” is for the public to develop a greater understanding of the Deaf community’s place in American history.
April 15, 2021
Renovation to RIT’s College of Art and Design is coming into focus
Renovation work inside RIT’s College of Art and Design—including key areas within the internationally recognized School of Photographic Arts and Sciences—is part of a five-year masterplan that has already begun to renovate, rejuvenate, and transform spaces to meet the growing demands for a college that serves as the university’s intersection of technology, art, and design.
February 23, 2021
RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center launches virtual exhibit of Modernism by Deaf artists
A virtual opening reception for the Dyer Arts Center’s newest exhibit will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, via Zoom. The exhibition “This is Not Normal: Deaf Modernist Sensibilities,” will showcase Surrealism and other works within the broader genre of Modernism by Deaf artists.
October 7, 2020
RIT exhibit highlights ‘Epidemics, Economics, and Elections’ in editorial cartoons
Political cartoons from Rochester, N.Y., newspapers from the early 20th century are the focus of a virtual exhibit hosted by RIT Libraries’ Archives Collections and explores three timely topics—voting rights to epidemics and economic uncertainty. The virtual exhibit opening takes place Oct. 7.
September 23, 2020
Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Its First Sound Installation
ArtNews features work by artist Christine Sun Kim ’02 (applied arts and sciences).