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.

  • September 7, 2020

    Overhead view of students at tables set up in former gallery space.

    Innovative planning, teamwork transform RIT galleries into creative academic spaces

    Normally lined with exhibits showcasing the talents of RIT faculty, students, and alumni, three RIT galleries are instead outfitted this semester with the desks and technology necessary to meet the academic needs of hundreds of first-year College of Art and Design students. The University and Bevier Galleries inside Booth Hall and the William Harris Gallery in Gannett Hall have been transformed into creative classrooms.

  • August 26, 2020

    presenters standing at front of class with students in person and viewing from a laptop.

    RIT’s Metaproject will collaborate with alumnus’ sustainable design firm

    For Metaproject 11, senior industrial design students will spend the semester designing products for Staach, which focuses on functional sustainable design. Founded by Seth Eshelman '06 (industrial design/graphic design), the company designs and domestically manufactures sustainable products including furniture, interiors, and built structures.

  • July 23, 2020

    black and white graphic reads: "Respeck" our Black Deaf arts!

    ‘Respeck Our Black Deaf Arts’ webinar sponsored by RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center July 25

    The roles of some of the country’s leading Black Deaf artists will be discussed in a Zoom webinar on Saturday, July 25, sponsored by the Dyer Arts Center at NTID. The virtual panel discussion, “Respeck Our Black Deaf Arts,” will explore Black Deaf artists’ roles in the arts, what inspires them to create in response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the national conversation about race, the future of the Black Deaf arts, and more.

  • July 9, 2020

    Professor Josh Owens sitting on sofa.

    Josh Owen named director of RIT’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies

    Josh Owen, an internationally renowned designer, author and faculty-researcher who has led RIT’s industrial design program to national prominence since coming to the university a decade ago, has been named the new director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies and the Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design.

  • February 14, 2020

    book cover featuring several overlapping characters in stained glass.

    RIT Press, Memorial Art Gallery celebrate Judith Schaechter’s stained-glass art

    Contemporary stained glass panels with edgy narratives and unapologetic heroines are the subject of a major exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery and its companion catalogue published by RIT Press. "The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art" celebrates the first survey and major assessment of the artist’s nearly 40-year career.

  • February 10, 2020

    painting depicting people in shades of blue, red, yellow and black.

    Artists with deep roots in De’VIA art movement featured at RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center

    Bright reds, blues and yellows, displayed alongside stark black-and-white linocut prints are the trademarks of the latest exhibit at the NTID’s Dyer Arts Center. “20/20: A Two Person Show,” running through Feb. 22, features the eye-catching works of artists Nancy Rourke and David Call, two artists with deep roots in the De’VIA (Deaf View Image Art) art movement.

  • December 3, 2019

    R. Roger Remington with Harper's Bazaar magazines in the background.

    Roger Remington, the Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, to retire in May

    R. Roger Remington, RIT’s longest-serving faculty member, will retire in May after 57 years at the university. In addition to building a nationally recognized graphic design program in the College of Art and Design, Remington transformed RIT into an international archival resource for design, earning many of the industry’s most distinguished awards along the way.

  • November 18, 2019

    Three student from esports team stand facing three Public Safety officers.

    RIT Esports takes on RIT Public Safety in friendly ‘Call of Duty’ match Nov. 23

    Members of RIT Esports and Public Safety are answering the “Call of Duty” to raise money for mental health awareness Nov. 23. The RIT Esports Call of Duty team will compete against members of RIT Public Safety in a two vs. two tournament of the video game. Ticket proceeds will support the office of Counseling and Psychological Services.