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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Bannister Gallery was dedicated in November 1978 in honor of Edward Mitchell Bannister, a notable nineteenth-century Black artist and Providence resident.

Our Vision and Process

The gallery aims to present a diverse set of art that ranges from traditional media, like painting and sculpture, to more contemporary formats, including photography, graphic design, and digital media. Exhibitions 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 between the arts community of Rhode Island and the larger art world. Each exhibition is on display for three to four weeks and usually include a public lecture by the artist(s) or other related programs. 

Interested in Exhibiting?

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2024 Graduating Art Students' Exhibition

On view May 2-17, 2024. The Bannister Gallery is pleased to present its annual exhibition of work by graduating seniors in the Rhode Island College Art Department. Various studio concentrations represented include ceramics, metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, digital media, graphic design, photography and sculpture. Special commencement hours: Saturday, May 11, 12-4 PM.

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