Gallery R collection
Scope and Contents
The Gallery R collection consists of posters, invitations, mailers, fliers, exhibit schedules, and other promotional material. All records document exhibits and events held at the gallery from its start in 1999, to the present day.
Added to the collection in 2014 were seven 24 inch by 36 inch posters containing poems created by RIT students and published in the Signatures magazine.
Added to the collection in 2015 were photographs, slides, marketing plans, clippings, news releases, and a history of exhibitions at Gallery r. A 15 year anniversery booklet is also included.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Supported by Rochester Institute of Technology, Gallery R opened in 1999. It is an off-campus student managed art gallery administered by the School of Art of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. The gallery maintains a selected collection of student and alumni artwork for on-site consignment and sales. It serves as an educational laboratory site and visual arts venue for all RIT College of Imaging Arts and Sciences students. Formerly located at 775 Park Avenue, Gallery r will open its new location at 100 College Avenue in the Fall of 2011.
In 2014, a collection containing seven signature poems by various poets featured in the Gallery r exhibit "Words and Images". Each poster is 24” by 36”, oversized, and printed in black ink on white.
Words and Images was a showcase of invitational film artists and Signatures magazine writers and artists. Signatures is an RIT publication, housed in the English department and supported by the Institute Creative Arts Fund, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, the B. Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, and Student Government. These posters were used in the exhibit.
Curator for the show was Professor John Roche, Language and Literature Department at RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, who is also faculty advisor of Signatures.
1.6 Linear Feet (1 lid box, 1 rolled item 1 oversize folder containing 7 posters)
Gallery r exhibits and promotional materials consists of posters, invitations, mailers, fliers, and exhibit schedules; as well as photographs, slides, marketing plans, clippings, news releases and a history of exhibitions at gallery r. The gallery is student run and administered by the School of Art of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at RIT.
Materials are arranged chronologically.
C.S. Mid-Range, Shelf 212
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
Materials are regularly added to this collection.
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.
- Administrative records
- Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Art in universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Art students -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Color photographs
- Graphic arts -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Promotional materials
- Rochester Institute of Technology. College of Imaging Arts & Sciences. Gallery "r"
- Slides (photographs)
- Gallery R collection
- RIT Archives
- Amy Vilz
- 22 July 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note