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Gallery R collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0208

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.

Dates

  • 1999-2015

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.

Extent

1.6 Linear Feet (1 lid box, 1 rolled item 1 oversize folder containing 7 posters)

Language

English

Overview

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.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

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.

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Accruals

Materials are regularly added to this collection.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.
Title
Gallery R collection
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Amy Vilz
Date
22 July 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
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Rochester NY 14623 USA
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