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)


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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.


Finding the Image: Kamini Avril and William Tucker

On view March 31-April 22, 2022. Facilitated by Professor Emeritus Don Smith, this exhibition features work by William Tucker, a sculptor and draftsman, and Kamini Avril, a painter. Widely respected as a modernist sculptor with works in major museum collections all over the world, Tucker will showcase a selection of his more intimate, smaller-scale bronze sculptures alongside Avril, a former Guggenheim fellow and celebrated painter. Together, their works form a conversation about form and abstraction across multiple media.

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