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9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.


Other times by appointment.


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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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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