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9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.


Other times by appointment.


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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Oct 28 / 2013

Help us identify Japanese woodblock prints

An exciting find! A collection of Japanese woodblock prints from perhaps the 19th century were found among the Paul Standard Collection in the Cary's Archives. Artists are most likely Utagawa Toyokuni, Utagawa Toyoshige, and Utagawa Kunisada....
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Oct 21 / 2013

Digital Wood Type inspired from the collections

Staff at the Cary teach classes for faculty across RIT, and we facilitate student research within the collection. However, we also host external researchers who come from afar to immerse themselves in our extensive typography holdings. In the past...
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Oct 1 / 2013

Printing Stamps of the World

Cary Collection Presents "Printing Stamps of the World," a collection on loan from Marty Morrissey, '67 RIT School of Printing. About Mr Morrissey...
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Oct 1 / 2013

Translating the Word with Rev. Dr. Richard Henshaw

“Translating the Word” An Evening with Rev. Dr. Richard A. Henshaw November 12, 2013 at 6 p.m.   ...
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