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Through its well-trafficked location at the entrance of the Art and Music Library, Frontispace engages the UR community with thought-provoking exhibitions. The gallery’s year-round schedule and summer residency program stimulate dialogue and connect the university to the broader Western New York artistic landscape, with a focus on local and emerging artists working in a variety of media. The gallery also serves the Art and Art History Department by hosting special exhibitions of work by visiting artists, seniors, and alumni. 

our name

Our gallery takes its inspiration from the frontispiece, traditionally an illustration facing the title page of a book that sets the tone for the contents within. With its rotating exhibitions, Frontispace invites visitors to pause and reflect as they pass through the entryway to the Art and Music library.

contact and hours

Gallery hours are the same as the Art and Music Library. Hours can be found HERE. Visitors must follow UR's safety protocols found HERE. For scheduling and exhibition proposals, please contact the gallery manager.

on view

Art New York 2023 Exhibition

September 8 - October 11, 2023

Reception and info session on the program October 5, 4-6pm


Located on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library at the entrance to the Art and Music Library,

University of Rochester

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