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Brick City Events at The Wallace Center

Join us on Brick City Weekend for an information session, a book signing and tours both inside & out!

For information on each of our offerings, see descriptions below. We look forward to seeing you!


Name of Event: More than A Library!  

Event Description: Tour The Wallace Center, explore the first floor renovation and see firsthand how an academic library has evolved in the digital age to serve the learning and research needs of today’s students and faculty.

Date of Event: Friday, October 17th
Time: Tours offered every ½ hour between 1:00-3:00
Location: Start in Lobby of the Wallace Center


Name of Event: Reading Without Borders: Getting Started with Online Book Groups

Event Description: Looking to join a book group, but just don’t have the time?  Come find out about virtual book groups and the benefits of bringing the reading experience online.  Learn how to find interesting groups, participate in online discussions, or even start your own club.  All levels of technical abilities welcome!

Date of Event:  Friday, October 17th
Time:  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: VIA Lab, The Wallace Center, 2nd floor


Name of event:  “History of the Linotype Company" book signing with Frank Romano

Event description: From the Victorian era to the start of the twenty-first century, the Mergenthaler Linotype Company dominated the typesetting and printing industries. This new book details the products, the people, and the corporate activities that kept the company ahead of its competition in hot metal, phototypesetting, and pre-press technology. Meet the author, Professor Emeritus Frank Romano. Books will be available for sale. 

Date of event: Friday, October 17th
Time: 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: RIT Press, second floor, The Wallace Center


Event Name: Exhibition Tour: “45: Treasures from the Cary Graphic Collection”

Event Description: Join curator Steven Galbraith for an informal tour of an exhibition celebrating the 45th anniversary of RIT’s Cary Collection. The artifacts on display will chronicle the dramatic history of graphic communication while spotlighting 45 treasures found in the Cary Collection. Highlights include cuneiform clay tablets (c. 2300 BCE), Medieval manuscript leaves, the first “newspaper” ever printed (1472), examples of fine calligraphy, and 20th-century exemplars of fine press printing. 

For more information contact Steven Galbraith at 585-475-3961 or skgtwc@rit.edu.

Date: Saturday October 18th 2014
Times: 11:00 am to 11:45 and 2:00 pm to 2:45
Location: The Cary Graphic Arts Collection (2nd floor of the Wallace Library)


Name of Event: Art on Campus Walking Tour
Tour Guide: Becky Simmons, Archivist, The Wallace Center

Event Description:  Explore the Institute’s rich artistic heritage on a guided walking tour of campus. See the artwork and learn about the internationally known artists, faculty, students, and alumni who have contributed their vision to the fabric of RIT. All of these works enliven and enrich the cultural environment of RIT, while those that grace the public spaces of our campus help to define and enhance the buildings and walkways they inhabit.

Date of Event: Saturday, October 18th
Time: 2:00-2:50 and 3:00-3:50 pm (2 tours offered)
Location: Departure from “The Sentinel”