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9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.


Other times by appointment.


Nov 23 / 2014

Announcing the Cary Fellowship

Cary Collection Short-Term Research Fellowship ...
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Nov 5 / 2014

Cary Hosts the APHA Lieberman Lecture

The Cary Collection will host the American Printing History Association's annual Lieberman Lecture on November 17, 2014 at 5 p.m. APHA founding member, Professor Herbert H. Johnson, will deliver his talk "History of a Type Design, the...
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Sep 19 / 2014

Opening and dedication of the Kelmscott/Goudy Press

October 9, 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology. For the new anniversary exhibition, 45: Selections from the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection, our curators have chosen highlights...
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Sep 2 / 2014

Voice & Vision Closing reception

From eye-catching book covers to multi-media collages, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection’s spring exhibition, "Elaine Lustig Cohen: Voice & Vision" examines the work of a trailblazing woman in the graphic design field. A...
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Jun 17 / 2014

Goudy Cloister Initials Recasting

The matrices 120-point ATF Goudy Cloister Initials are currently on loan from the Cary Collection to P22 Type Foundry for a 21st century hot metal recasting. The matrices, used for manufacturing letterpress type, were acquired in a 1993 auction in...
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Mar 14 / 2014

"From Tablet to Tablet: A History of Books" taught at the Smithsonian

On March 15, 2014, Cary curator, Steve Galbraith, will be teaching a day-long seminar on the history of the written and printed word through the Smithsonian Associates educational lecture series in Washington, DC. The course entitled, "From...
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Feb 10 / 2014

Cary featured in Rochester news

Cary curators Steven Galbraith, Kari Horowicz, and Amelia Hugill-Fontanel were recently interviewed by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. The resulting article highlights some of the Cary's treasures and activities. ...
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Feb 3 / 2014

Valentine and Book Spine Poetry Events

The Cary Collection has planned several poetry-themed events around its Spring exhibition, "The Printed Poem; The Poem as Print." We will host a Valentines Poetry Reading on Friday, February 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be...
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Dec 10 / 2013

Cary Collection joins a noteworthy roster of Albion No. 6551 owners

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection will soon install the Kelmscott/Goudy Albion printing press as a part of its technology collection. The Press, manufactured in 1891, has an illustrious provenance starting with William Morris, the founder of the...
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Oct 29 / 2013

The Cary represented at Hamilton Wayzgoose

Amelia Hugill-Fontanel will be joining a roster of acclaimed speakers from the letterpress printing community at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum's 2013 Wayzgoose or printers' conference in Two Rivers, Wisconsin on November 8....
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