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RIT Art Purchase Prize collection

 Collection
Identifier: RITArt-0064

Scope and Contents

The Art Purchase Prize collection contains artwork of College of Art and Design graduate students dating from 1972.

Dates

  • 1972 to the present

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The RIT Libraries Art Purchase Prize program has awarded purchase prizes to graduate students of the School of Art and the School of Design annually since 1972. Works are purchased for the permament collection from MFA thesis exhibits. The selection committee complement for the award has changed over the years and now includes the Art and Photography Librarian and the RIT Archivist. The goal of the program is twofold: to select the best work and to capture the diversity of work made by RIT students in the programs.

Extent

241 as of 2018 Item(s)

Language

English

Overview

The RIT Libraries Art Purhase Prize program has awarded purchase prizes to graduate students of the School of Art and the School of Design annually 1972. Works are purchased for the permament collection from MFA thesis exhibits.

Arrangement

Works are arranged individually in boxes and on shelves. Some are on display throughout the Wallace Memorial Library building.

Physical Location

Items in the collection are displayed throughout The Wallace Center and stored in many locations within RIT Archive Collections. See the finding aid for the most current locations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Pieces are purchased for the collection each year, usually during Spring semester.

Accruals

Works are purchased from MFA thesis exhibitions and added to the collection each year.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Becky Simmons in October 2011.
Title
RIT Art Purchase Prize collection
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Becky Simmons
Description rules
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613