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9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.


Other times by appointment.


Jun 19 / 2013

Cary Librarian Emeritus to give APHA Talk

David Pankow, former curator of the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection and RIT Librarian Emeritus, will deliver the prestigious Lieberman Lecture sponsored by the American Printing History Association on July 20 at the San Fransisco Public Library....
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Mar 15 / 2013

Alexey Brodovitch: Life & Livelihood opens

Influential 20th century art director and graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch (1898-1971) is the subject of the Cary Collection's Spring exhibition. His iconic work in shaping fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar carries the bulk of the show,...
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Feb 27 / 2013

Spring Cleaning at the Cary Collection

Participate in our Adopt-a-Font rehabilitation of wood type collections. Volunteers who work to clean up a neglected font of wood type will also learn how to typeset and print it in our letterpress press room. Contact ahfwml [at] if...
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Oct 25 / 2012

2nd annual De-stress with Letterpress!

Week 10 at RIT is tough. Alleviate your stress with some ink, paper, and letterpress power! Open printing night at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection will feature 4 printing activities including pressure prints, and printing on the iron handpress,...
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Aug 8 / 2012

Helen Federico's Legacy at RIT

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection honors the life and legacy of Helen Federico (Sept. 15, 1921- July 19, 2012). Helen enjoyed a distinguished career as a graphic designer, painter, illustrator, and author. The Cary Collection houses a collection of...
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Aug 6 / 2012

Workshop on Fore-edge Painting: Register now!

Cary Collection is sponsoring a day-long fore-ede painting workshop on October 17, with master binder and fore-edge painter, Martin Frost from the UK. Frost is has executed over three thousand edge-painted book decorations. He is visiting in...
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Aug 1 / 2012

Making Faces Film at RIT

Cary Collection is proud to sponsor the screening of Rich Kegler's documentary, Making Faces; Friday, September 14, 7 p.m. Webb Auditorium, Booth Hall, 7A 1350. Free and open to the public....
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May 24 / 2012

An Evening of Rumi Poetry

Join us for a poetry reading to complement the artists' book exhibition "The Light of the Sublime; The Work of Rumi as interpreted by Zahra Partovi and Vincent FitzGerald & Co. " which is on view at the Cary Collection through...
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Apr 2 / 2012

Reading Digital Symposium starts April 27

The RIT Reading Digital Symposium 2012 will soon reprise the RIT Future of Reading 2010 Symposium. Please join us here at RIT for a great line-up of speakers at this two-day conference which includes conferring of the Frederic W. Goudy Award for...
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Mar 14 / 2012

The Light of the Sublime opens 4/12/12

A new exhibition at the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection will focus on contemporary artist books inspired by the verse of the acclaimed Persian poet Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi, (1207–1273). “The Light of the Sublime: The Works of Rumi as...
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