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.
October 22, 2021
RIT’s Image Permanence Institute receives $375,543 federal grant from IMLS
The Image Permanence Institute at RIT has received a National Leadership Grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will identify critical preservation challenges associated with 3D printed materials and technologies found in museums and develop resources that will support 3D printed object preservation.
October 19, 2021
Progress continues on makerspace and performing arts complex
The rising steel frame of the makerspace and performing arts complex has transformed the view between Wallace Library and Monroe Hall.
October 15, 2021
RIT returns to Fashion Week Rochester with remarkable creativity
After two years away from the runway, RIT metals and jewelry design students and alumni triumphantly returned to Fashion Week Rochester Thursday night with a stunning demonstration of technology, art, and design in the form of self-designed wearable sculpture.
October 1, 2021
RIT and Pure Imagination Studios establish creative collaborative agreement
RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios is partnering with Pure Imagination Studios, an award-winning independent entertainment studio best known for combining proprietary technology with groundbreaking storytelling, to launch a satellite office and spatial computing studio in Rochester.
September 29, 2021
RIT helps honor William Warfield’s legacy with creation of bronze sculpture
RIT joined the William Warfield Scholarship Fund, The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, and the City of Rochester in a collective celebration earlier this week honoring iconic performer and trailblazer William Warfield with a bronze sculpture.
August 27, 2021
Rochester's Coolest Spaces: RIT City Art Space
The Rochester Business Journal features RIT City Art Space as one of Rochester's Coolest Spaces.
August 27, 2021
RIT’s Metaproject features ‘purr-fect’ pairing with alumnus’ Modkat
Metaproject 12 promises to be the cat’s meow this academic year. Students in RIT’s industrial design program will spend the semester designing products for Modkat, the award-winning maker of cat litter boxes. Metaproject pairs students with a different industry partner each year.
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.