Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies hosts and supports a variety of events that advocate for design excellence including lectures, exhibitions and workshops.
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Summer Lunchtime Tours at Vignelli Center

Take a guided tour of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies’ galleries and archival storage spaces at Rochester Institute of Technology with Vignelli Center staff this summer. Learn more about the Center, its collections, program and projects. Tour dates: June 19, July 10 and August 7, 2014.

The Vignelli Center is home to the archives of Massimo and Lella Vignelli, designers of the Bloomingdale’s identity, New York City subway signage system, the American Airlines identity and more.

Tours will give visitors in-depth information about Massimo and Lella Vignelli, their work and their impact on design as well as behind-the-scenes access to the archives storage and a view of rare design artifacts. A presentation of unique design artifacts from the archives by Jennifer Whitlock, Vignelli Center Archivist is included. In addition to viewing work by the Vignellis, visitors will also see student projects developed while studying source materials from the Vignelli archives.

Lunchtime Tour Schedule
June 19
July 10
August 7

All tours start at 12:15pm and end at 1pm.
Meet in the University Gallery in Booth Hall.

Tours are limited, please reserve by joining this event or sending an e-mail to Katie Nix (kcnfaa@rit.edu) or joining via Facebook.

More Information
Would you like to see the Center and are not able to tour during these times?
Contact Katie Nix, Vignelli Center Program Assistant: kcnfaa@rit.edu to schedule a private or group tour.

Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology
73 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623

Pierre Mendell Poster Exhibition

June 4, 2014. The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT will host a major exhibit of graphic designer Pierre Mendell’s posters concurrently in both Bevier Gallery and University Gallery.
The exhibition opens August 25, 2014.
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Visit the Vignelli Center

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies, located on Rochester Institute of Technology’s campus in Rochester, New York, is home to the archives of Massimo and Lella Vignelli.

The archives contain a comprehensive collection of primary source materials along with many examples of their finished works including identity campaigns, products, and furniture. The Vignelli Center has two levels of archival storage,
two galleries and a study room. It is open to the public and welcomes all visitors.


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Vignelli Center Open House: May 13, 2014

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies’ welcomes all members of the Rochester community to tour the archives and galleries, learn about our design programs and projects, and view artifacts from our unique collections on May 13, 2014
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Design Conversations: George M. and Gregory Beylerian

George M. Beylerian: Learning from Experience
Gregory Beylerian: From Concept to Reality, The Art of Living a Creative Life

Wednesday, May 8, 2014

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Design Conversations: Robert Appleton

Designer Robert Appleton will give a Design Conversations lecture titled “Vortex: Why Design Needs New Ways of Speaking” on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Design for Herbert Bayer’s World Geographic Atlas Roundtable

Vignelli Center Visiting Scholar Michael Burke will lead a roundtable discussion regarding Bayer’s work on the Atlas for Container Corporation of America.

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Design Conversations: Michael Bierut

In the world of design, every job, every project, every conversation, every fight, every heartbreak, every victory is a chance to learn something. Michael Bierut talks about his life in design and what he’s learned from his teachers, bosses, partners, and clients.

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Design Conversations: Ken Carbone

Ken Carbone, co-founder and Chief Creative Director of the Carbone Smolan Agency, will speak about what drives his design.

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