Bannister Gallery

Bannister Gallery, September 2021
What We Do

Located in Rhode Island College’s Roberts Hall, the Bannister Gallery presents 7 to 8 exhibitions a year by local, regional and international artists.

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Gallery Hours

Noon-8 p.m. (when exhibitions are on view)


Victoria Gao


Founded in 1978, Bannister Gallery aims to present a diverse set of art that ranges from traditional media, painting and sculpture, to more contemporary formats, including photography, graphic design and digital media.

The exhibits are selected by the Bannister Gallery Committee, which is made up of the Gallery Director and members of the Art Department Faculty. The Gallery strives to create an inclusive environment for the public with the aim of building relationships within the arts community of Rhode Island.

Exhibits are generally on display for three to four weeks and usually include a lecture by the artist(s) or other related talks and events. Learn how to submit an exhibition proposal.


Video Highlights: 2021 Graduating Art Students' Exhibition

Bannister Gallery's annual student show is a treasured tradition for our Rhode Island College Art Department to showcase the talents of our graduates. This year, our represented concentrations include printmaking, ceramics, digital media design, metals/jewelry, painting, graphic design, and art education.

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