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Donald Bujnowski tapestries

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: RITArt-0011

Scope and Contents

The reredos were made in 1970 as three School for American Craftsmen faculty were commissioned by the RIT Women's Council to create furnishings used to transform Ingle Auditorium into a place of worship each weekend. William Keyser, Donald Bujnowski, and Christensen contributed to this effort. These furnishings are now part of the Schmitt Interfaith Center.

Donald Bujnowski tapestries contains 4 wall hangings:

Untitled wall hanging
Brown tones, 36 x 84 inches
3-leaf clover motif, 58 x 58 inches
Pine tree motif, 21 x 22 inches
Handwoven multicolor tapestries (reredos)
Set of 6, 8 x 28 feet each


  • circa 1970-1982


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Donald Bujnowski graduated from the School for American Craftsmen (SAC) at RIT in 1953. After graduating, he worked for famed textile designer Dorothy Liebes and as a textile designer and stylist at Gloversville Knitting Mills. He continued his schooling and earned a Bachelor's in education from the State University College at Buffalo and taught there for two years before earning his Master's in education from the University of Minnesota. In 1961, he returned to SAC to teach textile design and weaving. Bujnowski exhibited his work widely and his textiles and silks were in high demand from interior designers, fabric dealers, and fashion designers.

Bujnowski's career at RIT lasted 36 years; he retired in 1997 as Chair of the School for American Craftsmen. Donald Bujnowski died in January 2007 at age 73.


4 Item(s)




Donald Bujnowski tapestries contains 4 pieces: 1 wall hanging, 1 3-leaf clover motif, 1 pine trees motif, and 1 set of handwoven tapestries.


Tapestries are stored individually.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 73
RIT Art Collection

Related Materials


  • Donald Bujnowski at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology.


Approximate sizes of pieces vary from 22 x 21 inches to 28 x 8 feet.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in August 2011.
Donald Bujnowski tapestries
RIT Art Collection
Amy Vilz
22 August 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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