Bannister Gallery

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What We Do

Located in Rhode Island College’s Roberts Hall, the Bannister Gallery presents eight to 10 exhibitions a year by local, regional and international artists.

Contact Information
Gallery Hours

Noon-8 p.m. (beginning Aug. 30, 2021)


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These artists work in a wide range of formats, from traditional painting and sculpture to contemporary electronic and video installations.

Artists are selected by the Bannister Gallery Committee, which is made up of the gallery director and art department faculty members. Exhibits are generally on display for three weeks and usually include a lecture by the artist(s) or other related talks and events. Learn how to submit an exhibition proposal


Fall 2021 Exhibit: Rhode Island I.M.A.G.I.N.E.s Peace

Metal artists from across the United States were invited to take decommissioned guns and transform them into art objects. This exhibit is named after John Lennon's song "Imagine": Rhode Island I.M.A.G.I.N.E.s (Innovative Merger of Art & Guns to Inspire New Expressions) Peace.