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Visit us during Imagine RIT!

We have some exciting things planned for Imagine RIT on Saturday! Check out these exhibits happening in The Wallace Center!

  • The Wallace Center in Focus—a photo exhibit created and curated by our student employees.
  • ASL Story time with Joan Naturale will teach our little friends some basic sign language while enjoying some classic children’s tales.
  • The Stories They Tell: Pop up Exhibit in the first floor cases will feature RIT history told through RIT Archives artifacts.
  • The Art of the Letterpress and Modern Hand Operated Tabletop Letterpress (a collaboration between Mechanical Engineering students and TWC’s Amelia Hugill-Fontanel) will be working side by side.
  • RIT Production Services video will be playing giving patrons a chance to see some of RPS’s award winning productions.

Lecture this Friday, 4/24: The Oliphant Press: Tradition & Transformation

Please join the Cary Graphic Arts Collection as we host a talk by Ron Gordon, proprietor of the Oliphant Press. Gordon will describe his career as a printer and designer—a career that spanned the eras of letterpress, offset, and digital printing. Illustrating this history with examples of his own work, he will show how the craft has dramatically transformed over the decades.

Lecture starts at 5pm on Friday April 24th and is open to the public. Light refreshments to follow until 7 p.m. 

Information: 585.475.3961

New RIT Museum exhibit: Resistance, Rebellion, and Renewal in Rochester

Resistance, Rebellion, and Renewal in Rochester: Narratives of Progress and Poverty examines more than one hundred years of Rochester’s history to illuminate the co-existence of wealth and progress with poverty and lack of opportunity. In at least three separate periods, 1913, 1964, and 2015, these circumstances have spurred action in the form of resistance, rebellion, and renewal – while altogether jeopardizing the social fabric of the city.

The RIT Museum, located on the third floor of the Wallace Center, will host this exhibition. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. This exhibit is on view through May 29, 2015.

We invite you to join us for the following events to be held in conjunction with the exhibition. Unless noted otherwise, events begin at 7:30 pm and are held in the McKenzie Commons, Building 06, RIT campus
Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 4:30–6:30
Opening Reception in the RIT Museum on the third floor of the Wallace Center
5:15: Remarks by Museum Studies Program Chair, Dr. Tina Olsin Lent
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 7:00–9:00
Screening of film Struggle in Smugtown: Rochester’s Workers, Radicals, and Reformers. Film will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers, Vincent Saravallo, RIT College of Liberal Arts, Sociology and Anthropology and Linda Donahue, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Thursday, Thursday, April 30, 2015
Remembering the Pythodd and Growing Up Near Clarissa Street —screening and discussion with filmmaker Tina Chapman DaCosta, RIT College of Liberal Arts, Performing Arts & Visual Culture, and neighborhood stories from past Clarissa Street residents.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
July ’64 screening and discussion with filmmaker Carvin Eison, The College at Brockport Communication and General Manager of Rochester Community Television
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Performance by Diversity Theater

Announcing the TWC Moments Contest!

Why do you love The Wallace Center? Have you pulled an all-nighter at TWC? Have one of our staff members or librarians helped you out in a pinch? Had your artwork photographed by RIT photo? Perhaps TWC is a warm refuge on these bitter cold days. We want to hear from you! 
Last year, a search for your favorite TWC memories resulted in an amazing report that showcased eighteen diverse stories of career success, hands-on job experience, volunteer work, and more! We were so excited by these stories that we want to hear more! So, we're running a contest to find the best memories of TWC in the lives of faculty, students, and staff. 
A committee will judge the entries and award Amazon gift cards to the winners. Winners agree to be interviewed and photographed.
Submit your stories on a postcard at the Circulation Desk of The Wallace Center or by email to circwml@rit.edu.
The contest will be open until April 17th.
We can't wait to hear about your successes!


Database of the Month: Lynda.com

Looking to brush up on your Illustrator skills? Learn a new programming language? Increase your business savvy? Check out this month's featured database: Lynda.com!

Lynda.com is a popular video tutorial database that spans a variety of subject areas and thanks to our partnership with CIAS, you can access the entire course library for free!

To learn more about Lynda.com, check out this news article on our website, or this story from Behind the Bricks.

To access Lynda.com now, click here!

Frederic W. Goudy exhibition: Opening reception March 12th

This exhibition celebrates the sesquicentennial of the birth of Frederic W. Goudy. In 1963 Professor Alexander Lawson acquired a landmark collection of books, prints, and metal type made by Goudy. This was the first archival typographic collection housed at RIT. It was a significant precursor to the 1969 donation of Melbert B. Cary Jr.’s typographic library—a complementary union of materials not only for their content, but also because Goudy and Cary were colleagues.
Opening Reception and Lecture: March 12, 2015, 5 p.m.
Steve Matteson, Creative Type Director at Monotype, and RIT alumnus, will deliver a talk at the Cary entitled, Discovering the Goudy Legacy.
The Cary Collection also has sponsored a Keepsake Exchange in honor of the Goudy 150th Anniversary. The finished portfolio will be featured on the Cary Graphics Arts Collection website in late Spring 2015.

Rice Bucket Challenge a huge success!

Last semester The Wallace Center sponsored a Rice Bucket Challenge to collect bags of rice for the Rochester community. Ultimately more than 1,020lbs of rice were donated to Foodlink. Thank you to all who contributed both time and money to this wonderfully successful project!