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9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.


Other times by appointment.


Oct 31 / 2011

Open Printing "Destress with Letterpress"

Destress with Letterpress Open printing of posters and cards. Cary Collection, November 3, 2011, 5-7 p.m. 2nd floor, the Wallace Center...
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Oct 27 / 2011

Steven Galbraith Named Curator of RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Steven Galbraith has been named curator of the Melbert B. Cary Jr. Graphic Arts Collection, located in The Wallace Center at Rochester Institute of Technology. Galbraith comes to RIT from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., where...
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Sep 13 / 2011

Type Truck pulls up to RIT

Letterpress printer, Kyle Durrie, brought her mobile letterpress printing studio to RIT, September 16, 2011. Follow her cross country printing adventures through her blog. ...
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Aug 30 / 2011

Cary Collection participates in Isaiah Thomas Award events

A group of seven Rochester Institute of Technology alumni who have won a combined 11 Pulitzer Prizes are this year’s recipients of the RIT Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing. ...
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Aug 8 / 2011

Curator Succession at the Cary Collection

David Pankow, librarian and curator of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection for the past 32 years, will be retiring at the end of summer. During his tenure, Professor Pankow expanded the modest collection from 5,000 to 40,000 volumes, and acquired a...
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Mar 24 / 2011

On View: A Snapshot of Comic Book Publishing History

“Frozen in Time! The Synchronic Comic Book Collection of Stephen Neil Cooper” will be on view starting April 14, 2011. Time-travel with classic characters like Archie, Little Lulu, Mighty Mouse, and Batman through this rare opportunity to see...
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Mar 21 / 2011

Dialogues in Design Master Workshops, Summer 2011

Armando Milani and Massimo Vignelli are partnering with the RIT Vignelli Center for Design Studies to offer the Dialogues in Design Master Workshops. Held consecutively in Provence, France and Rochester, NY, they are truly unique educational...
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Feb 9 / 2011

National Endowment for the Humanities Funds RIT Preservation Projects

The Wallace Center received a Preservation Assistance Grant through the NEH We the People Initiative. Funds will be used to improve the storage of nearly 2,000 19th and 20th century posters that are part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, which...
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Feb 1 / 2011

New book on the Bentons makes extensive use of collection holdings

Patricia Cost began researching the Bentons in the early 1980s. The results of her efforts were initially published as a master’s thesis at Rochester Institute of Technology and generated inquiries from around the world since, due to the nature of...
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Nov 15 / 2010

Famous Funnies: Comic Books Donated to Cary Collection

We don’t need a superhero to tell us comic books are still a child’s best imaginary friend. And for one Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus, collecting comic books became more than a hobby—it became a “cosmic-sized vision.” ...
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